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New Mexico, Raton Ridge/Johnson Mesa

Fire Weather Watch, Fire Weather Warning

Statement as of 3:56 AM MDT on April 23, 2014

Expires 10:00 PM EDT on April 23, 2014


... Red flag warning remains in effect from 11 am this morning to
8 PM MDT this evening...
... Fire Weather Watch in effect from Friday afternoon through
Friday evening...

The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a Fire
Weather Watch... which is in effect from Friday afternoon through
Friday evening. A red flag warning remains in effect from 11 am
this morning to 8 PM MDT this evening.

* Area and timing... northeast Highlands and plains... east Central
Plains... Sandia... Manzano and Gallinas Mountains and middle Rio
Grande Valley. Critical conditions will develop late this
morning then persist until around sunset. Critical conditions
are possible again Friday afternoon through Friday evening.

* 20 foot winds... southwest and west 20 to 35 mph with gusts to 45
mph this afternoon and Friday afternoon.

* Relative humidity... 8 to 15 percent this afternoon. 7 to 10
percent Friday afternoon.

* Impacts... any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.
Outdoor burning is not recommended.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Please advise the appropriate officials or fire crews in the
field of this red flag warning.

Please advise the appropriate officials or fire crews in the
field of this Fire Weather Watch.






Public Information Statement

Statement as of 11:51 PM MDT on April 22, 2014


Preliminary rainfall reports across north and central New Mexico
for the last 12 hours.

... County... storm total time/date of
   location /inches/ measurement

... Colfax County...
   Angel Fire 0.09 915 am 4/22

... Harding County...
   Mills 6 WSW 0.12 420 PM 4/22

... Lincoln County...
   Arabela 12 ENE 0.14 420 PM 4/22
      - portable RAWS.

... Rio Arriba County...
   Tres Piedras 0.22 115 PM 4/22
   Canon Plaza 4 E 0.14 116 PM 4/22
      - jarita Mesa RAWS.

... San Miguel County...
   Manuelitas 2 WNW 0.30 915 am 4/22
   Mineral Hill 2 WNW 0.20 915 am 4/22

Preliminary peak non-thunderstorm wind gust reports across north and central New
Mexico for the last 12 hours.

... County... Peak gust time/date of
   location /mph/ measurement

... Bernalillo County...
   Albuquerque 5 S 39 1256 PM 4/22
      - kabq ASOS.

... Chaves County...
   Dunken 2 NE 43 536 PM 4/22
      - Dunken RAWS.

... Colfax County...
   Angel Fire 2 NNW 40 315 PM 4/22
      - kaxx AWOS.

... De Baca County...
   Sumner Lake 1 NW 42 537 PM 4/22

... Lincoln County...
   oscuro 7 W 53 610 PM 4/22

... McKinley County...
   Gallup 3 WNW 46 550 PM 4/22
      - kgup ASOS.

... Quay County...
   Tucumcari 7 ENE 44 1058 am 4/22
      - ktcc ASOS.

... San Juan County...
   Farmington 2 W 46 1219 PM 4/22
      - kfmn ASOS.

... San Miguel County...
   Las Vegas 6 NE 51 244 PM 4/22
      - klvs ASOS.

... Sandoval County...
   Frijoles 49 608 PM 4/22
      - tower RAWS.
   Bernalillo 3 E 47 626 PM 4/22
   Cuba 9 SW 42 541 PM 4/22
      - Cuba RAWS.

... Santa Fe County...
   San Ildefonso Pueblo 6 WSW 41 100 PM 4/22

... Socorro County...
   Bosque del Apache Refuge 22 se 48 510 PM 4/22
   Contreras 1 ESE 40 311 PM 4/22
      - Sevilleta RAWS.

... Taos County...
   Taos 4 NNW 44 300 PM 4/22

... Union County...
   Clayton 2 ENE 45 125 PM 4/22
      - kcao ASOS.

... Valencia County...
   Belen 3 WSW 49 435 PM 4/22
      - ke80 AWOS.

Preliminary peak thunderstorm wind gust reports across north and central New
Mexico for the last 12 hours.

... County... wind speed time/date of
   location /mph/ measurement

... Colfax County...
   Raton crews Airport 48.0 330 PM 4/22
      - krtn ASOS.

... Quay County...
   Tucumcari 7 ENE 61.0 1008 PM 4/22

Preliminary sustained wind reports across north and central New
Mexico for the last 12 hours.

... County... wind speed time/date of
   location /mph/ measurement

... Colfax County...
   Raton crews Airport 37 330 PM 4/22
      - krtn ASOS.

... Valencia County...
   Belen 3 WSW 35 435 PM 4/22
      - ke80 AWOS.


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