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

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URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
249 PM MST MON DEC 22 2014

..STRONG TO POTENTIALLY DAMAGING WINDS CONTINUING TODAY WITH
ADDITIONAL HIGH WINDS AGAIN IN NORTHEAST NEW MEXICO TUESDAY...

.A STRONG NORTHWESTERLY JET ALOFT COMBINED WITH RAPIDLY DEEPENING
LOW PRESSURE OVER EASTERN NEW MEXICO WILL KEEP VERY WINDY
CONDITIONS GOING FOR PORTIONS OF NORTHERN AND CENTRAL NEW MEXICO
TODAY. STRONGEST WINDS TODAY WILL BE FOUND OVER THE CENTRAL
MOUNTAINS AND SURROUNDING HIGHLANDS. WHILE SOME AREAS WILL SEE
DIMINISHING WINDS OVERNIGHT...THE WEST CENTRAL SECTIONS OF NEW
MEXICO WILL REMAIN GUSTY. STRONG WINDS WILL THEN REDEVELOP AND
FOCUS OVER NORTHEASTERN NEW MEXICO ON TUESDAY...NAMELY WITHIN
UNION COUNTY...WHERE GUSTS TO 55 TO 60 MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE.

NMZ521>524-533-539-230000-
/O.CON.KABQ.HW.W.0017.000000T0000Z-141223T0000Z/
SANDIA/MANZANO MOUNTAINS-ESTANCIA VALLEY-CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-
SOUTH CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-GUADALUPE COUNTY-EASTERN LINCOLN COUNTY-
249 PM MST MON DEC 22 2014

...HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM MST THIS
AFTERNOON...

* LOCATION...THE SANDIA AND MANZANO MOUNTAINS...CENTRAL AND
  SOUTH CENTRAL HIGHLANDS...GUADALUPE COUNTY...ESTANCIA VALLEY
  AND EASTERN LINCOLN COUNTY.

* WINDS...NORTHWEST 30 TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS NEAR 60 MPH.

* TIMING...STRONG WINDS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE LATE AFTERNOON
  HOURS BEFORE SLOWLY TAPERING OFF DURING THE EVENING.

* VISIBILITY...NO WIDESPREAD REDUCTIONS ARE EXPECTED.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...STRONG CROSS WINDS WILL BE HAZARDOUS FOR LARGE
  AND HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES...AND POTENTIALLY CREATE DAMAGE TO
  WEAKENED AND LIGHT WEIGHT STRUCTURES...POWER LINES...TREES...
  AND CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS. TRAVEL ALONG INTERSTATE 40 AND
  HIGHWAY 285 WILL BE IMPACTED.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

REMEMBER...A HIGH WIND WARNING MEANS DAMAGING WINDS ARE IMMINENT
OR HIGHLY LIKELY. SUSTAINED WIND SPEEDS OF AT LEAST 40 MPH OR
GUSTS OF 58 MPH OR MORE CAN LEAD TO PROPERTY DAMAGE.

&&

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NMZ508-230000-
/O.EXT.KABQ.WI.Y.0045.000000T0000Z-141223T1200Z/
SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS-
249 PM MST MON DEC 22 2014

...WIND ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM MST TUESDAY...

* LOCATION...SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS OF NEW MEXICO.

* WINDS...NORTHWEST 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH.

* TIMING...WINDS WILL REMAIN STRONG THROUGH THE EARLY EVENING.
  WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO DECREASE BELOW HAZARDOUS LEVELS BY 5
  PM...BUT SOME PERIODIC GUSTS MAY LAST THROUGH THE OVERNIGHT.

* VISIBILITY...NO WIDESPREAD REDUCTIONS ARE EXPECTED.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...STRONG CROSS WINDS WILL BE A NUISANCE FOR HIGH
  PROFILE AND LARGE VEHICLES. CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS AND OTHER
  LIGHT WEIGHT OBJECTS WILL BE BLOWN AROUND.

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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NMZ501-503-504-506-507-518>520-525-526-529-537-538-540-230000-
/O.CON.KABQ.WI.Y.0045.000000T0000Z-141223T0000Z/
NORTHWEST PLATEAU-FAR NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-
WEST CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-WEST CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-SANTA FE METRO AREA-
ALBUQUERQUE METRO AREA-LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-
UPPER TULAROSA VALLEY-SOUTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS-
DE BACA COUNTY-CHAVES COUNTY PLAINS-SOUTHWEST CHAVES COUNTY-
249 PM MST MON DEC 22 2014

...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM MST THIS
AFTERNOON...

* LOCATION...MUCH OF CENTRAL AND WESTERN NEW MEXICO...INCLUDING
  THE ALBUQUERQUE AND SANTA FE METRO AREAS AND LOWER RIO GRANDE
  VALLEY...AS WELL AS THE NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS...NORTHWEST
  PLATEAU...SOUTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS...CHAVES AND DE BACA COUNTIES.

* WINDS...NORTHWEST 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 55 MPH.

* TIMING...WINDS WILL REMAIN STRONG THROUGH THE LATE
  AFTERNOON...SLOWLY TAPERING OFF THIS EVENING.

* VISIBILITY...NO WIDESPREAD REDUCTIONS ARE EXPECTED.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...STRONG CROSS WINDS WILL BE A NUISANCE FOR HIGH
  PROFILE AND LARGE VEHICLES. CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS AND OTHER
  LIGHT WEIGHT OBJECTS WILL BE BLOWN AROUND.

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.

&&

$$

NMZ530-230000-
/O.NEW.KABQ.HW.A.0011.141223T1500Z-141224T0000Z/
UNION COUNTY-
249 PM MST MON DEC 22 2014

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

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A HIGH
WIND WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH
TUESDAY AFTERNOON.

* LOCATION...UNION COUNTY IN NORTHEAST NEW MEXICO.

* WINDS...SUSTAINED NORTH WINDS OF 30 TO 40 MPH WITH OCCASIONAL
  GUSTS OF 55 TO 60 MPH.

* TIMING...WINDS WILL STRENGTHEN RAPIDLY IN THE MORNING
  TUESDAY...PEAKING IN THE EARLY TO MID AFTERNOON BEFORE SLOWLY
  TAPERING OFF INTO THE EVENING.

* VISIBILITY...REDUCTIONS OF 1 TO 3 MILES WILL BE POSSIBLE DUE TO
  BLOWING DUST AND SNOW.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...STRONG CROSS WINDS WILL BE HAZARDOUS FOR LARGE
  AND HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES TRAVELING ON WEST TO EAST ORIENTED
  ROADS SUCH AS U.S. HIGHWAYS 56...64...AND 87. GUSTS OF 60 MPH
  COULD POTENTIALLY DAMAGE WEAKENED AND LIGHT WEIGHT
  STRUCTURES...POWER LINES...TREES... AND CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS.

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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