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

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URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
312 PM MST FRI DEC 9 2016

...STRONG TO POTENTIALLY DAMAGING WINDS SATURDAY NIGHT INTO SUNDAY
ALONG THE CENTRAL MOUNTAIN CHAIN AND EAST CENTRAL HIGHLANDS...

.THE JET STREAM WILL DIP SOUTH INTO SOUTHERN COLORADO AND PORTIONS
OF NEW MEXICO SATURDAY NIGHT INTO SUNDAY AND RESULT IN VERY STRONG
TO POTENTIALLY DAMAGING WINDS OVER THE HIGHER TERRAIN. THE PEAKS
AND EAST SLOPES OF THE CENTRAL MOUNTAIN CHAIN, INCLUDING THE EAST
CENTRAL HIGHLANDS, WILL EXPERIENCE THE STRONGEST WINDS WHICH MAY
WORK DOWN TO LOWER ELEVATIONS LATER SUNDAY MORNING.

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WEST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-
NORTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTOS ABOVE 9500 FEET/RED RIVER-
SOUTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTOS ABOVE 9500 FEET-
EAST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-SANDIA/MANZANO MOUNTAINS-
CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-SOUTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-
312 PM MST FRI DEC 9 2016

...HIGH WIND WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
SUNDAY AFTERNOON...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A HIGH
WIND WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
SUNDAY AFTERNOON.

* LOCATION...CENTRAL MOUNTAIN CHAIN AND EAST CENTRAL HIGHLANDS.

* WINDS...WEST 35 TO 45 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 65 MPH.

* TIMING...STRONG WINDS WILL DEVELOP SATURDAY NIGHT AND PEAK
  SUNDAY MORNING BEFORE DECREASING SUNDAY AFTERNOON.

* VISIBILITY...MAY BE LIMITED TO LESS THAN ONE MILE IN BLOWING
  SNOW IN THE SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS SUNDAY.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...DANGEROUS CROSSWINDS WILL IMPACT NORTH TO SOUTH
  ORIENTED ROADS. A FEW TREES...POWER POLES AND FLIMSY STRUCTURES
  MAY TOPPLE. UNSECURED OBJECTS MAY BECOME AIRBORNE OR BLOW
  AROUND.

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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