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URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
1059 AM MDT Thu Mar 30 2017

...STRONG TO POTENTIALLY DAMAGING WINDS RETURNING THIS AFTERNOON
INTO FRIDAY...

.A potent Pacific storm system rapidly approaching New Mexico
from the Great Basin will increase winds across the state later
today into Friday, both ahead of and behind a Pacific cold front.
After strong winds develop across far western New Mexico this
afternoon, damaging winds will be possible across the south
central mountains and southwest Chaves County later tonight into
Friday.

NMZ502-505-310200-
/O.CON.KABQ.WI.Y.0021.170330T2000Z-170331T0200Z/
Chuska Mountains-West Central Plateau-
1059 AM MDT Thu Mar 30 2017

...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO
8 PM MDT THIS EVENING...

* LOCATION...Chuska Mountains and West Central Plateau.

* WINDS...Southwest 25 to 35 mph with occasional gusts to near
  50 mph.

* TIMING...Winds will strengthen this afternoon, peaking just
before sunset, then gradually trending down after sunset.

* VISIBILITY...No restrictions expected.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...Unsecured, lightweight objects may become
  airborne. Cross winds will pose difficult driving conditions,
  especially for high profile vehicles on northwest-to-southeast
  oriented roads.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Motorists should exercise caution while travelling. Sudden gusts
of wind may cause you to lose control of your vehicle. Extra
attention should be given to cross winds.

&&

$$

NMZ526-540-310200-
/O.CON.KABQ.HW.A.0011.170331T0600Z-170401T0000Z/
South Central Mountains-Southwest Chaves County-
1059 AM MDT Thu Mar 30 2017

...HIGH WIND WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH
FRIDAY AFTERNOON...

* LOCATION...South central mountains and southwest Chaves County.

* WINDS...Southwest 35 to 45 mph with occasional gusts to 60 mph.

* TIMING...Winds will strengthen after midnight, then peak toward
  mid day Friday before gradually decreasing.

* VISIBILITY...Localized restrictions in blowing dust likely.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...Unsecured objects may become airborne, power
  lines may topple over and roofs may be damaged. Power outages
  will be possible. Cross winds will be dangerous, especially for
  vehicles on northwest-to-southeast oriented roads.

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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