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URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
234 PM MDT Tue May 16 2017

...STRENGTHENING WINDS TODAY...

.Round two for strong winds will impact northern and central New
Mexico this afternoon to around sundown. The strongest sustained
winds should be felt across the eastern half of the eastern plains
with gusts as high as 50 mph. The ingredients to the strong wind
include an approaching Pacific trough, surface cold frontal
passage, strengthening surface low and very deep atmospheric
mixing. Linger strong winds may continue during the overnight
across high central plains and peaks of the Sangre`s as well as
areas just to the east of the central mountains.

NMZ515-520>540-170300-
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East Slopes Sangre de Cristo Mountains-Lower Rio Grande Valley-
Sandia/Manzano Mountains-Estancia Valley-Central Highlands-
South Central Highlands-Upper Tularosa Valley-
South Central Mountains-Raton Ridge/Johnson Mesa-
Far Northeast Highlands-Northeast Highlands-Union County-
Harding County-Eastern San Miguel County-Guadalupe County-
Quay County-Curry County-Roosevelt County-De Baca County-
Chaves County Plains-Eastern Lincoln County-
Southwest Chaves County-
234 PM MDT Tue May 16 2017

...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM MDT THIS EVENING...

* LOCATION...East slopes of the central mountains eastward to
  the Texas state line and large portions of Socorro county.

* WINDS...West to southwest winds 30 to 40 mph with gusts to
  around 50 mph.

* TIMING...This afternoon through sundown with peak speeds late
  afternoon.

* VISIBILITY...Locally reduced down to 4 miles in dust prone
  areas such as dry lake beds and construction sites.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...Interstate 40 between Santa Rosa to Tucumcari
  will be susceptible to strong cross winds. Similarly to
  Interstate 25 late day between Las Vegas to Raton Port of
  Entry.

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.

&&

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