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URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service El Paso TX/Santa Teresa NM
618 AM MST Sun Feb 26 2017

...Windy this afternoon...especially across southern area desert
lowlands...

.A moderately strong Pacific low pressure storm system will move
through Arizona this afternoon and over New Mexico this evening.
This system will bring some clouds, a few mountain showers and
gusty winds to the area today. The winds will be strongest south
of a line from Lordsburg to Orogrande. The strongest winds will
develop around mid-afternoon and then begin diminishing around
sunset. Afternoon winds will average 25 to 35 mph with gusts to
near 50 mph, especially through passes and over east slope
locations.

NMZ404>407-410-411-413-417-TXZ418>424-270200-
/O.CON.KEPZ.WI.Y.0007.170226T2000Z-170227T0200Z/
Southwest Desert/Lower Gila River Valley-Lowlands of the Bootheel-
Uplands of the Bootheel-Southwest Desert/Mimbres Basin-
Northern Dona Ana County-Southern Dona Ana County/Mesilla Valley-
Southern Tularosa Basin-Otero Mesa-Western El Paso County-
Eastern/Central El Paso County-
Northern Hudspeth Highlands/Hueco Mountains-Salt Basin-
Southern Hudspeth Highlands-
Rio Grande Valley of Eastern El Paso/Western Hudspeth Counties-
Rio Grande Valley of Eastern Hudspeth County-
Including the cities of Lordsburg, Red Rock, Virden,
Antelope Wells, Animas, Hachita, Cloverdale, Deming, Columbus,
Garfield, Hatch, Radium Springs, Las Cruces, Vado, Sunland Park,
Chaparral, Orogrande, White Sands Range Headquarters, Crow Flats,
Downtown El Paso, West El Paso, Upper Valley,
East and Northeast El Paso, Socorro, Fort Bliss, Hueco Tanks,
Loma Linda, Cornudas, Dell City, Salt Flat, Sierra Blanca,
Fabens, Fort Hancock, Tornillo, and Indian Hot Springs
618 AM MST Sun Feb 26 2017

...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO
7 PM MST THIS EVENING...

* TIMING...West winds will increase by late morning, reaching
  their peak by early afternoon. Strong and gusty winds are
  expected through the afternoon hours before beginning to
  diminish in the hour after sunset.


* WINDS...West winds increasing to 25 to 35 mph. Wind gusts 45 to
  50 mph expected...higher in the lee of passes and east slopes.

* IMPACTS...winds will cause minor vehicle handling problems,
  especially in cross winds. Some blowing dust also possible, with
  a few visibilities dropping to around one mile. Stretches of
  Interstate 10 susceptible to dangerous conditions and possible
  brief closures.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Wind Advisory means that winds of 30 mph are expected. Winds
this strong can make driving difficult, especially for high
profile vehicles. Use extra caution.

&&

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