Non-Precipitation Warnings / Watches / Advisories
Issued by NWS Albuquerque, NM

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URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
150 PM MST Sun Feb 26 2017

...HIGH WINDS EXPECTED FOR PORTIONS OF CENTRAL AND EASTERN NEW
MEXICO TUESDAY...

.A storm just off the Pacific Northwest Coast will move inland
this evening, cross the Great Basin Monday and race across New
Mexico Tuesday. High winds aloft will mix down to the surface
creating strong to potentially damaging winds across portions
of central and eastern New Mexico from late Tuesday morning into
early Tuesday evening.

NMZ521-523-524-526-533>540-271200-
/O.NEW.KABQ.HW.A.0007.170228T1700Z-170301T0200Z/
Sandia/Manzano Mountains-Central Highlands-
South Central Highlands-South Central Mountains-Guadalupe County-
Quay County-Curry County-Roosevelt County-De Baca County-
Chaves County Plains-Eastern Lincoln County-
Southwest Chaves County-
150 PM MST Sun Feb 26 2017

...HIGH WIND WATCH IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH TUESDAY
EVENING...

The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a High
Wind Watch, which is in effect from Tuesday morning through
Tuesday evening.

* LOCATION...From the Sandia, Manzano and South Central mountains,
  the Central and South Central Highlands, Eastern Lincoln and
  Southwest Chaves Counties, east to the Texas border.

* WINDS...West to southwest at 30 to 45 mph with gusts of 60 to
  65 mph.

* TIMING...Winds will increase rapidly early Tuesday morning, peak
  from midday through the afternoon, then diminish in the
  evening.

* VISIBILITY...Could be reduced to 1 mile in blowing dust across
  the highlands and plains.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...Drivers of vans, campers, trailers, and other
  high-profile vehicles should be prepared for these potentially
  dangerous high winds, especially on north to south oriented
  highways, including U.S. Highways 285 and 54.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Remember, A High Wind Watch means conditions are favorable for a
potentially damaging high wind event in and close to the watch
area. Sustained wind speeds of at least 40 mph or gusts of 58 mph
or more can lead to property damage. Monitor the latest forecasts
at weather.gov/abq, listen to NOAA weather radio or your favorite
media outlet.

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