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URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EL PASO TX/SANTA TERESA NM
1141 PM MST THU JAN 19 2017

...VERY STRONG AND DAMAGING WINDS WILL BE POSSIBLE SATURDAY
AFTERNOON...

.AN APPROACHING UPPER LEVEL STORM SYSTEM WILL BRING STRONG WINDS
TO THE REGION ON FRIDAY AND THEN VERY STRONG WINDS ON SATURDAY.
THE VERY STRONG WINDS ON SATURDAY WILL COMBINE WITH THE COOL AIR
WHICH IN THE PAST HAS LEAD TO PROPERTY DAMAGE. IT IS LIKELY WE
COULD SEE POWER OUTAGES...TREES BLOWN DOWN...TRUCKS BLOWN OFF THE
ROAD OR OTHER ISOLATED PROPERTY DAMAGE SATURDAY AFTERNOON. THE
WINDS WILL SLOW BY LATE SATURDAY NIGHT.

NMZ404>407-410-411-413-417-TXZ418>424-201800-
/O.CON.KEPZ.HW.A.0001.170121T1800Z-170122T1200Z/
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...INDIAN HOT SPRINGS
1141 PM MST THU JAN 19 2017

...HIGH WIND WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE SATURDAY MORNING
THROUGH LATE SATURDAY NIGHT...

* TIMING...THE STRONGEST WINDS WILL ARRIVE SATURDAY AFTERNOON
  AND CONTINUE THROUGH LATE SATURDAY NIGHT.

* WINDS...STRONG WINDS ON SATURDAY OF 35 TO 45 MPH WITH GUSTS TO
  60 OR HIGHER WILL BE POSSIBLE.

* IMPACTS...THE VERY STRONG WINDS MAY LEAD TO ISOLATED PROPERTY
  DAMAGE AND TO SCATTERED POWER OUTAGES. THE WINDS WILL ALSO
  MAKE DRIVING HAZARDOUS AND WE COULD SEE A FEW LARGE COMMERCIAL
  VEHICLES BLOWN OFF THE ROAD.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A HIGH WIND WATCH MEANS THERE IS THE POTENTIAL FOR A HAZARDOUS
HIGH WIND EVENT. SUSTAINED WINDS OF AT LEAST 40 MPH...OR GUSTS OF
58 MPH OR STRONGER MAY OCCUR. CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST
FORECASTS.

&&

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