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Middle Rio Grande Valley-
411 AM MDT Thu Mar 23 2017
...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a Fire
Weather Watch...which is in effect from Friday afternoon through
* AREA AND TIMING...Middle Rio Grande Valley, including
Albuquerque Friday afternoon and early evening.
* 20 FOOT WINDS...Northwest at 20 to 30 mph with occasional gusts
to 45 mph.
* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...10 to 15 percent.
* IMPACTS...Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.
Outdoor burning is not recommended.
Please advise the appropriate officials or fire crews in the
field of this Fire Weather Watch.
West Slopes Sangre de Cristo Mountains-
Southern Sangre de Cristos above 9500 feet-
East Slopes Sangre de Cristo Mountains-
Middle Rio Grande Valley/Albuquerque Metro Area-
Lower Rio Grande Valley-Estancia Valley-South Central Highlands-
Upper Tularosa Valley-
358 AM MDT Thu Mar 23 2017
...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 9 PM MDT
The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a Wind
Advisory, which is in effect from 11 AM this morning to 9 PM MDT
* LOCATION...Portions of central New Mexico, including the
Albuquerque metro area.
* WINDS...Southwest 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 50 mph, turning
west late this afternoon.
* TIMING...Winds will strengthen around mid day today, then become
strong during the mid to late afternoon. Speeds will trend
downward with sunset, but still remain breezy to windy overnight
and into Friday.
* VISIBILITY...dropping to 3 to 5 miles at times in dust prone
* LOCAL IMPACTS...unsecured objects may become airborne. Power
outages will be possible. Cross winds will be dangerous,
especially for high profile vehicles.
Motorists should exercise caution while travelling. Sudden gusts
of wind may cause you to lose control of your vehicle. Extra
attention should be given to cross winds.