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TQRECC & Quay Co Emergency Management
Saturday May 26th, 2018 :: 02:40 p.m. MDT

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Red Flag Warning until 08:00PM Sunday

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM THIS EVENING FOR THE NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS, NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS AND WEST CENTRAL HIGHLANDS DUE TO STRONG WIND AND LOW HUMIDITY... ...RED FLAG WARNING SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING FOR THE NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS AND NORTHEAST PLAINS DUE TO STRONG WIND AND LOW HUMIDITY... ...FIRE WEATHER WATCH MONDAY AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING FOR THE NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS AND NORTHEAST PLAINS DUE TO STRONG WIND AND LOW HUMIDITY... .A broad upper level low pressure system slowly crossing the central Rockies, and a surface trough in the lee of the southern Rockies, will continue to produce strong winds over New Mexico for the remainder of the holiday weekend. Although extensive cloud cover limited heating and inhibited atmospheric mixing some today, skies will clear tonight with mostly sunny skies, hot temperatures, unstable conditions and very low humidities both Sunday and Monday. An axis of stronger winds aloft will shift over eastern New Mexico Sunday, then linger across northeast areas Monday, favoring eastern areas for critical conditions after today. ...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 8 PM MDT SUNDAY... The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a Red Flag Warning...which is in effect from noon to 8 PM MDT Sunday.

* AREA AND TIMING...East Central Plains of New Mexico Sunday afternoon and early evening.

* 20 FOOT WINDS...Southwest 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...Dropping between 6 to 12 percent.

* IMPACTS...Any fires that develop will spread rapidly. Outdoor burning is not recommended.

* AFFECTED AREAS: EAST CENTRAL PLAINS

Instructions:

Please advise the appropriate officials or fire crews in the field of this Red Flag Warning.

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Address/Location
TQRECC & Quay Co Emergency Management
206 E Center St
Tucumcari, NM 88401

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 575-461-2280

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Alert Details

Severity:
Severe - Significant threat to life or property
Urgency:
Expected - Responsive action SHOULD be taken soon (within next hour)
Certainty:
Likely (p > ~50%)
Category:
Meteorological (inc. flood)
Event:
Red Flag Warning

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