Non-Precipitation Warnings / Watches / Advisories
Issued by NWS Albuquerque, NM

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URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
512 AM 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>534-221900-
/O.NEW.KABQ.WI.Y.0013.170222T1900Z-170223T0100Z/
/O.NEW.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-
512 AM MST Wed Feb 22 2017

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 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 Wind
Advisory, which is in effect from noon today to 6 PM MST this
evening. A High Wind Watch has also been issued. This High Wind
Watch is in effect from Thursday morning through Thursday
afternoon.

* LOCATION...Much of the northeast and east central areas.

* 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 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 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.

&&

$$

NMZ527-530-221900-
/O.NEW.KABQ.WI.Y.0013.170222T1900Z-170223T0100Z/
Raton Ridge/Johnson Mesa-Union County-
512 AM MST Wed Feb 22 2017

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 6 PM MST THIS
EVENING...

The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a Wind
Advisory, which is in effect from noon today to 6 PM MST this
evening.

* LOCATION...Raton Ridge/Johnson Mesa and Union County.

* WINDS...West 25 to 35 mph with gusts to 50 mph.

* TIMING...Wind will increase through the morning, peak this
  afternoon then diminish this 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 I 25 at 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.

&&

$$

NMZ502-505-506-221900-
/O.NEW.KABQ.WI.Y.0013.170222T1900Z-170223T0100Z/
Chuska Mountains-West Central Plateau-West Central Mountains-
512 AM MST Wed Feb 22 2017

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 6 PM MST THIS
EVENING...

The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a Wind
Advisory, which is in effect from noon today to 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 increase this morning, peak this afternoon
  then diminish during the early evening.

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

* LOCAL IMPACTS...Localized areas of blowing dust may suddenly
  reduce visibility`s. This is especially true on I 25 between
  Gallup and Grants.

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.

&&

$$

NMZ521-526-540-221900-
/O.NEW.KABQ.HW.A.0006.170223T1600Z-170224T0000Z/
Sandia/Manzano Mountains-South Central Mountains-
Southwest Chaves County-
512 AM 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...Sandia and Manzano Mountains, Southwest Mountains and
  Southwest Chaves County.

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

* TIMING...Winds will quickly increase through mid morning, peak
  late morning through the afternoon, then diminish quickly in the
  early evening.

* VISIBILITY...May be reduced to 3 miles 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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