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WWUS74 KEPZ 271309

National Weather Service El Paso TX/Santa Teresa NM
609 AM MST Mon Feb 27 2017

...Very wind conditions expected across South Central New Mexico
and Far West Texas Tuesday...

.A strong Pacific low pressure storm system will move across
Arizona and New Mexico Tuesday. This system will bring some
clouds, and even some rain and snow showers, but strong and gusty
winds will be the primary hazardous weather associated with this
storm`s passage. West winds will start breezy in the early morning
hours before becoming windy in the late morning hours. Very strong
winds are expected through the afternoon and early evening hours.
The strongest winds will be from the Rio Grande eastward and south
of a line from Hatch to Alamogordo. Afternoon winds will average
35 to 45 mph with gusts 60 mph or stronger, especially through
passes and over east slope locations.

Northern Dona Ana County-Southern Dona Ana County/Mesilla Valley-
Central Tularosa Basin-Southern Tularosa Basin-
West Slopes Sacramento Mountains Below 7500 Feet-
Sacramento Mountains Above 7500 Feet-
East Slopes Sacramento Mountains Below 7500 Feet-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 Garfield, Hatch, Radium Springs,
Las Cruces, Vado, Sunland Park, Alamogordo, Tularosa,
White Sands Monument, Chaparral, Orogrande,
White Sands Range Headquarters, Mescalero, Timberon,
Mountain Park, Cloudcroft, Sunspot, Apache Summit, Mayhill,
Pinon, Sacramento, 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
609 AM MST Mon Feb 27 2017


The National Weather Service in El Paso has issued a High Wind
Watch, which is in effect from Tuesday afternoon through Tuesday

* TIMING...West winds will increase as early as mid-morning,
  reaching their peak by early afternoon. Very strong and gusty
  winds are expected through the afternoon and early evening hours
  beginning to diminish after sunset.

* WINDS...West winds increasing to 25 to 35 mph by late morning.
  Winds will increase to 35 to 45 mph with gusts near 60 mph
  through the afternoon and early evening hours. Isolated
  locations lee of passes and over east slopes may see stronger
  wind speeds.

* IMPACTS...Blowing dust and buffeting winds will cause vehicle
  handling problems in cross winds, and dangerous driving due to
  severe visibility reductions. Stretches of Interstate 10 may be
  closed. Light structures may see damage. Trees and signage may
  come down. Power outages also possible.


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



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