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...RED FLAG WARNING TODAY FROM NOON UNTIL 9 PM MDT FOR ALL ZONES
DUE TO STRONG WINDS, LOW HUMIDITY, AND AN UNSTABLE ATMOSPHERE...

...RED FLAG WARNING WEDNESDAY FROM LATE MORNING UNTIL MID EVENING
FROM THE CENTRAL MOUNTAIN CHAIN WESTWARD DUE TO STRONG WINDS, LOW
HUMIDITY, AND AN UNSTABLE ATMOSPHERE...

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH THURSDAY FROM MID MORNING UNTIL MID EVENING
FOR THE CENTRAL MOUNTAIN CHAIN EASTWARD DUE TO STRONG WINDS, LOW
HUMIDITY, AND AN UNSTABLE ATMOSPHERE...

.This update expands the Red Flag Warning into the Four Corners
region for this afternoon through mid-evening. The hot, dry, and
windy pattern will continue through Thursday. The strongest winds
are expected Wednesday as an upper level low pressure system
passes to the north of New Mexico. High temperatures will reach
near record values in a number of locations today, then remain
well above normal through Thursday despite some cooling. Haines
Indices will reach 6 each day.

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM MDT THIS
EVENING...
...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 9 PM MDT
WEDNESDAY...
...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING
THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING...

* AREA AND TIMING...Northeast Highlands and the Sandia, Manzano,
and Gallinas Mountains. Mid day until mid evening today, late
morning until mid evening Wednesday, then from mid morning
until mid evening Thursday.

* 20 FOOT WINDS...Southwest winds of 20 to 35 mph with gusts up
to 50 mph today and Wednesday. West and southwest 15 to 30 mph
with gusts up to 40 mph Thursday.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...Ranging from 3 to 12 percent with the
lowest humidities on Thursday. In addition, poor humidity
recovery expected in some areas each night.

* IMPACTS...Any fires that develop will spread rapidly and be
difficult to control. Outdoor burning should not be done.

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.

&&

...RED FLAG WARNING TODAY FROM NOON UNTIL 9 PM MDT FOR ALL ZONES
DUE TO STRONG WINDS, LOW HUMIDITY, AND AN UNSTABLE ATMOSPHERE...

...RED FLAG WARNING WEDNESDAY FROM LATE MORNING UNTIL MID EVENING
FROM THE CENTRAL MOUNTAIN CHAIN WESTWARD DUE TO STRONG WINDS, LOW
HUMIDITY, AND AN UNSTABLE ATMOSPHERE...

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH THURSDAY FROM MID MORNING UNTIL MID EVENING
FOR THE CENTRAL MOUNTAIN CHAIN EASTWARD DUE TO STRONG WINDS, LOW
HUMIDITY, AND AN UNSTABLE ATMOSPHERE...

.This update expands the Red Flag Warning into the Four Corners
region for this afternoon through mid-evening. The hot, dry, and
windy pattern will continue through Thursday. The strongest winds
are expected Wednesday as an upper level low pressure system
passes to the north of New Mexico. High temperatures will reach
near record values in a number of locations today, then remain
well above normal through Thursday despite some cooling. Haines
Indices will reach 6 each day.

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM MDT THIS
EVENING...
...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 9 PM MDT
WEDNESDAY...
...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING
THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING...

* AREA AND TIMING...Northeast Highlands and the Sandia, Manzano,
and Gallinas Mountains. Mid day until mid evening today, late
morning until mid evening Wednesday, then from mid morning
until mid evening Thursday.

* 20 FOOT WINDS...Southwest winds of 20 to 35 mph with gusts up
to 50 mph today and Wednesday. West and southwest 15 to 30 mph
with gusts up to 40 mph Thursday.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...Ranging from 3 to 12 percent with the
lowest humidities on Thursday. In addition, poor humidity
recovery expected in some areas each night.

* IMPACTS...Any fires that develop will spread rapidly and be
difficult to control. Outdoor burning should not be done.

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.

&&

...RED FLAG WARNING TODAY FROM NOON UNTIL 9 PM MDT FOR ALL ZONES
DUE TO STRONG WINDS, LOW HUMIDITY, AND AN UNSTABLE ATMOSPHERE...

...RED FLAG WARNING WEDNESDAY FROM LATE MORNING UNTIL MID EVENING
FROM THE CENTRAL MOUNTAIN CHAIN WESTWARD DUE TO STRONG WINDS, LOW
HUMIDITY, AND AN UNSTABLE ATMOSPHERE...

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH THURSDAY FROM MID MORNING UNTIL MID EVENING
FOR THE CENTRAL MOUNTAIN CHAIN EASTWARD DUE TO STRONG WINDS, LOW
HUMIDITY, AND AN UNSTABLE ATMOSPHERE...

.This update expands the Red Flag Warning into the Four Corners
region for this afternoon through mid-evening. The hot, dry, and
windy pattern will continue through Thursday. The strongest winds
are expected Wednesday as an upper level low pressure system
passes to the north of New Mexico. High temperatures will reach
near record values in a number of locations today, then remain
well above normal through Thursday despite some cooling. Haines
Indices will reach 6 each day.

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM MDT THIS
EVENING...
...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 9 PM MDT
WEDNESDAY...
...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING
THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING...

* AREA AND TIMING...Northeast Highlands and the Sandia, Manzano,
and Gallinas Mountains. Mid day until mid evening today, late
morning until mid evening Wednesday, then from mid morning
until mid evening Thursday.

* 20 FOOT WINDS...Southwest winds of 20 to 35 mph with gusts up
to 50 mph today and Wednesday. West and southwest 15 to 30 mph
with gusts up to 40 mph Thursday.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...Ranging from 3 to 12 percent with the
lowest humidities on Thursday. In addition, poor humidity
recovery expected in some areas each night.

* IMPACTS...Any fires that develop will spread rapidly and be
difficult to control. Outdoor burning should not be done.

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.

&&

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 8 PM MDT THIS
EVENING...

* WHAT...Southwest winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 50 mph
expected.

* WHERE...Far Northeast Highlands, Johnson and Bartlett Mesas
Including Raton Pass, Northeast Highlands and Union County.

* WHEN...From 2 PM this afternoon to 8 PM MDT this evening.

* IMPACTS...Gusty winds will blow around unsecured objects. Tree
limbs may be blown down. Expect strong cross winds on
northwest-to-southeast oriented roads, like Highway 64 and 87 from
Raton to Clayton.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Blowing dust and smoke will drop the
visibility below 1 mile at times in dust-prone locations, and
immediately to the northeast of wildfires.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Winds this strong can make driving difficult, especially for high
profile vehicles. Use extra caution

&&

...AIR QUALITY ALERT...

The following message is transmitted at the request of the New Mexico
Departments of Health and Environment.

* WHAT....Continued very hot, very dry, and very windy conditions are
expected today out of the southwest. As a result, blowing smoke and
dust is expected to be transported towards the northeast from
active fires throughout this period. Winds will diminish overnight
but should remain elevated enough to prevent smoke impacts in
communities down- drainage of large fires overnight, however those
communities in direct line of blowing smoke should expect overnight
impacts.

* WHERE....Blowing smoke and dust is expected to impact areas across
much of Colfax,Los Alamos, Mora, southeast Rio Arriba, Sandoval,
San Miguel, Santa Fe, and southern Taos counties during the next 24
hours. This includes, but is not limited to, the following
communities: Espanola, La Cueva, Las Vegas, Los Alamos, Mora, Ocate,
Ohkay Owingeh, Pojoaque, Pueblo of Santa Clara, Santa Fe, Sapello,
and White Rock.

* WHEN...Remainder of this afternoon through noon MDT Tuesday.

* IMPACTS...Those with conditions such as asthma, chronic obstructive
pulmonary disease, interstitial lung disease, lung cancer, and heart
disease will be especially vulnerable to impacts from poor air
quality, as will adults over age 65, young children, and pregnant
women if smoke concentrations become unhealthy.

* HEALTH INFORMATION...Remember, your eyes are your best tools to
determine if it is safe to be outside. Use the 5-3-1 Method available
athttps://nmtracking.org/environment/air/FireAndSmoke.html.

If visibility is:

Under 5 miles, the air quality is unhealthy for young children,
adults over age 65, pregnant women, and people with heart
and/or lung disease, asthma or other respiratory illness.
Outdoor activity should be minimized.

Around 3 miles, young children, adults over age 65, pregnant
women, and people with heart and/or lung disease, asthma or other
respiratory illness should avoid all outdoor activities.

Around 1 mile, the air quality is unhealthy for everyone. People
should remain indoors and avoid all outdoor activities including
running errands. Unless an evacuation has been issued, stay inside
your home, indoor workplace, or in a safe shelter.

With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic affecting New Mexico and with the
wildfire season underway, New Mexicans will need to take extra
precautions. Smoke from wildfires may cause people to have more
severe reactions if they are infected COVID-19. The best way to
protect against the potentially harmful effects of wildfire smoke and
to reduce the spread of COVID-19 is to stay home and create a clean
indoor air space. NMDOH offers tips here:

https://nmtracking.org/environment/air/IndoorQuality.htmland
https://cv.nmhealth.org

New Mexicans will also need to take steps to keep their homes cool to
avoid heat-related illnesses. NMDOH offers tips here:

https://nmtracking.org/health/heatstress/Heat.html.

For smoke forecast outlooks from the Interagency Wildland Fire Air
Quality Response Program please visit:

https://outlooks.wildlandfiresmoke.net.


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