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Advisory: HIGH FIRE DANGER THROUGHOUT BERNALILLO COUNTY ALL WEEKEND;

Hi Darrell Dady,

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG WARNING WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 9 PM MDT SATURDAY. A FIRE WEATHER WATCH IS ALSO IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY MORNING THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING.

* AREA AND TIMING… MIDDLE RIO GRANDE VALLEY AS WELL AS THE SANDIA/MANZANO MOUNTAINS FAVORING THE AFTERNOON HOURS SATURDAY AND SUNDAY UNTIL SUNSET.

* WINDS…WEST/SOUTHWEST 15 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS 40 MPH.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY…MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITIES MOSTLY BETWEEN 4 AND 14 PERCENT

* IMPACTS…ANY FIRES THAT DEVELOP WILL LIKELY SPREAD RAPIDLY. OUTDOOR BURNING IS NOT PERMITTED IN BERNALILLO COUNTY. FIRE RESTRICTION INFORMATION HERE: http://www.bernco.gov/Fire-Prevention/

RED FLAG AND HIGH FIRE DANGER SITUATIONS MEAN THAT WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE RIPE FOR A CATASTROPHIC FIRE. HIGH WINDS, DRY FUELS, AND LOW HUMIDITIES ARE THE HALLMARKS OF RED FLAG CONDITIONS. NO OPEN BURNING IS PERMITTED.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

* NO OPEN BURNING WILL BE PERMITTED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
* USE CAUTION WITH ANY OPEN FLAME OR SPARK PRODUCING EQUIPMENT.
* DISPOSE OF SMOKING MATERIALS IN APPROPRIATE CONTAINERS.
**** Check the Bernalillo County Fire Department Burn Advisory Hotline before performing any outside burning. 468-7200 ****