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Village of Chama
Sunday May 5th, 2024 :: 06:41 a.m. MDT


Fire Weather Watch until 11:00PM Tuesday

...RED FLAG WARNING SUNDAY FROM NOON UNTIL 10 PM FOR MUCH OF THE CENTRAL AND WESTERN PORTION OF THE FORECAST AREA DUE TO STRONG WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY... ...RED FLAG WARNING MONDAY FROM 10 AM UNTIL 10 PM AREAWIDE DUE TO STRONG WIND AND LOW HUMIDITY... ...FIRE WEATHER WATCH TUESDAY FROM 11 AM UNTIL 11 PM AREAWIDE DUE TO STRONG WIND AND LOW HUMIDITY... .A weather pattern conducive for large fire growth will commence today and continue through Wednesday as a broad trough develops over the western United States keeping the flow over New Mexico dry and windy. The strongest winds and critically low relative humidity values today will favor the central mountain chain and northeast highlands westward. Then, relative humidity will plummet over eastern areas as well on Monday. Strong winds on Monday will develop first over eastern areas, then linger longest over eastern areas in the evening as well. The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a Red Flag Warning...which is in effect from noon until 10 PM today, and from 10 AM to 10 PM MDT Monday. A Fire Weather Watch has also been issued from late Tuesday morning through Tuesday evening. The Fire Weather Watch for Monday is no longer in effect.

* AREA AND TIMING...Northwest Plateau (Zone 101), West Central Mountains (Zone 105), and West Central Basin and Range (Zone 109) today from noon until 10 PM MDT, Monday from 10 AM until 10 PM, and Tuesday from 11 AM until 11 PM.

* 20 FOOT WINDS...For today, southwest 20 to 35 mph with gusts up to 55 mph. On Monday, west and northwest 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 40 mph. On Tuesday, west 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 50 mph.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...8-18 percent, except 7-12 percent on Tuesday.

* IMPACTS...Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly and will be hard to control. Long range spotting and extreme fire behavior will be possible. Outdoor burning should not be done.



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.

Village of Chama
299 4th St
Chama, NM 87520

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 575-756-2184

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