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Issued by NWS Albuquerque, NM

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URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
349 PM MST Wed Feb 22 2017

...STRONG WINDS TODAY AND THURSDAY OVER MANY LOCATIONS...

.A strong jet stream aloft will bring a couple of short wave
troughs across New Mexico through Thursday. At the surface,
deepening low pressure through Thursday will combine with the
upper troughs to bring strong winds to large portions of the
state both days. The strongest winds will be on Thursday from the
central mountains to the Texas border.

NMZ515-523-528-529-531>534-230100-
/O.CON.KABQ.WI.Y.0013.000000T0000Z-170223T0100Z/
/O.CON.KABQ.HW.A.0006.170223T1600Z-170224T0000Z/
East Slopes Sangre de Cristo Mountains-Central Highlands-
Far Northeast Highlands-Northeast Highlands-Harding County-
Eastern San Miguel County-Guadalupe County-Quay County-
349 PM MST Wed Feb 22 2017

...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM MST THIS EVENING...
...HIGH WIND WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING
THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

* LOCATION...Much of northeast and east central New Mexico.

* WINDS...West at 25 to 35 mph with gusts to 50 mph today. West
  30 to 40 mph with gusts to 60 mph Thursday.

* TIMING...Winds will subside some early this evening, but will
  restrengthen on Thursday, peaking early to mid afternoon.

* VISIBILITY...May be reduced to 3 miles in blowing dust.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...Drivers of vans, campers, trailers, and other
  high-profile vehicles should exercise extreme caution. This is
  especially the case on I 25 from las Vegas to Raton.

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.

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.

&&

$$

NMZ527-530-230100-
/O.EXA.KABQ.HW.A.0006.170223T1600Z-170224T0000Z/
/O.CON.KABQ.WI.Y.0013.000000T0000Z-170223T0100Z/
Raton Ridge/Johnson Mesa-Union County-
349 PM MST Wed Feb 22 2017

...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM MST THIS EVENING...
...HIGH WIND WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH
THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a High
Wind Watch, which is in effect from Thursday morning through
Thursday afternoon.

* LOCATION...Raton ridge and Johnson Mesa as well as Union county
  in northeast New Mexico.

* WINDS...West at 25 to 35 mph with gusts to 50 mph today. West
  30 to 40 mph with gusts to 60 mph Thursday.

* TIMING...Winds will subside some early this evening, but will
  restrengthen on Thursday, peaking early to mid afternoon.

* VISIBILITY...May be reduced to 3 miles in blowing dust.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...Drivers of vans, campers, trailers, and other
  high-profile vehicles should exercise extreme caution. This is
  especially the case on I 25 near the Raton Pass.

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.

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.

&&

$$

NMZ502-505-506-230100-
/O.CON.KABQ.WI.Y.0013.000000T0000Z-170223T0100Z/
Chuska Mountains-West Central Plateau-West Central Mountains-
349 PM MST Wed Feb 22 2017

...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM MST THIS EVENING...

* LOCATION...Chuska and West Central Mountains as well as the
  West Central Plateau.

* WINDS...southwest 25 to 35 mph with gusts of 45 to 50 mph.

* TIMING...Winds will stay strong late this afternoon before
  diminishing early this evening.

* VISIBILITY...may be reduced to 1 mile in blowing dust.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...Localized areas of blowing dust may suddenly
  reduce visibility.

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.

&&

$$

NMZ522-524-535>539-230100-
/O.EXA.KABQ.HW.A.0006.170223T1600Z-170224T0000Z/
Estancia Valley-South Central Highlands-Curry County-
Roosevelt County-De Baca County-Chaves County Plains-
Eastern Lincoln County-
349 PM MST Wed Feb 22 2017

...HIGH WIND WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH
THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a High
Wind Watch, which is in effect from Thursday morning through
Thursday afternoon.

* LOCATION...Portions of central, east central, and southeastern
  New Mexico.

* WINDS...West 30 to 40 mph with gusts to 60 mph Thursday.

* TIMING...Winds will increase tonight and early Thursday
  morning, peaking from the late morning through the afternoon,
  then subsiding in the early evening.

* VISIBILITY...May be reduced to 3 miles in blowing dust.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...Drivers of vans, campers, trailers, and other
  high-profile vehicles should exercise extreme caution. This is
  especially the case on north to south 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.

&&

$$

NMZ521-526-540-230100-
/O.CON.KABQ.HW.A.0006.170223T1600Z-170224T0000Z/
Sandia/Manzano Mountains-South Central Mountains-
Southwest Chaves County-
349 PM MST Wed Feb 22 2017

...HIGH WIND WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING
THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

* LOCATION...Sandia and Manzano Mountains, South central
  Mountains and Southwest Chaves County.

* WINDS...West 30 to 40 mph with gusts to 60 mph Thursday.

* TIMING...Winds will increase tonight and early Thursday
  morning, peaking from the late morning through the afternoon,
  then subsiding in the early evening.

* VISIBILITY...May be reduced in blowing dust.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...Take action to secure trash cans, lawn
  furniture, and other loose or lightweight outdoor objects.
  High winds can topple trees, blow weakened roofs off houses,
  and down power lines.

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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