It's gonna get windy Wednesday
Posted at: 10/17/2012 11:52 AM
| Updated at: 10/17/2012 11:55 AM
By: KOB.com staff
Bernalillo County is bracing for strong, dry winds Wednesday afternoon.
The county has issued a Red Flag warning effective until 6 p.m. Wednesday, based on a forecast from the National Weather Service that's calling for extremely dry, windy conditions.
Red Flag conditions mean weather conditions are ripe for a catastrophic fire.
The forecast says critical conditions are likely to develop in Bernalillo County over the East Mountains and into the Rio Grande Valley along either side of I-40.
Dry winds will be starting at 15 to 25 mph and increasing to 25 to 35 mph later - with gusts of up to 50 mph possible.
The county is advising residents to take these precautions:
* No open burning
* Use caution with any open flame or spark-producing equipment
* Dispose of smoking materials in appropriate containers
If you ever have questions, check the Bernalillo County Fire Department Burn Advisory Hotline at 468-7200 before performing any outside burning.
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