Wildfire danger rises againOctober 17th, 2012 at 11:39 am by Bill Diven under Wildfires
It’s already dry and getting windy, so Bernalillo County officials have hoisted a Red Flag Warning for fire conditions today.
The warning is in effect from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. for the East Mountains, central mountain chain and along and either side of Interstate 40, according to a notice from the county Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management.
The National Weather Service has included the Estancia Valley, central highlands and I-40 corridor in its Red Flag Warning and added concerns about reduced visibility from blowing dust.
Winds forecast at 15-20 mph with gusts to 35 mph in the morning are expected to reach 25-35 mph in the afternoon with gust to 50 mph by midday.
At the same time humidity will drop below 15 percent later in the morning and into the single digits by midafternoon.
Open burning in the county also is banned today.
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