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URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
415 PM MDT Thu Mar 23 2017

NMZ531-534-535-240300-
/O.CAN.KABQ.HW.A.0010.170324T1200Z-170325T0100Z/
/O.EXT.KABQ.HW.W.0011.000000T0000Z-170325T0100Z/
Harding County-Quay County-Curry County-
415 PM MDT Thu Mar 23 2017

...HIGH WIND WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM MDT FRIDAY...

The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a High
Wind Warning, which is in effect from 6 AM to 7 PM MDT Friday. The
High Wind Watch is no longer in effect.

The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has cancelled the
High Wind Watch.

* LOCATION...Harding, Quay and Curry counties.

* WINDS...Southwest to west 30 to 40 mph with gusts up to 60 mph
  through early evening. Winds briefly diminishing tonight before
  switching to north and northwest and increasing to 35 to 50 mph with
  gusts up to 70 mph on Friday.

* TIMING...Very strong west to southwest winds can be expected
  through early evening as a potent Pacific cold front moves
  through. Speeds will trend downward with sunset, but still
  remain breezy to windy through the night. Potentially damaging
  winds will develop again late tonight through Friday behind
  another powerful cold front from the north.

* VISIBILITY...Dropping to 1 to 3 miles at times in dust prone
  locations.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...Unsecured objects may become airborne and power
  lines may topple over. Power outages will be possible. Cross
  winds will be particularly dangerous, especially for high
  profile vehicles.

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.

&&

$$

NMZ527-240300-
/O.CAN.KABQ.HW.A.0010.170324T1200Z-170325T0100Z/
/O.CON.KABQ.HW.W.0011.000000T0000Z-170324T0300Z/
Raton Ridge/Johnson Mesa-
415 PM MDT Thu Mar 23 2017

...HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM MDT THIS
EVENING...

* LOCATION...Raton Ridge/Johnson Mesa.

* WINDS...Southwest 30 to 45 mph with gusts up to 60 mph through
  mid-evening. Winds turning North to Northwest and becoming even
  stronger early Friday when a snow and blowing snow advisory goes
  into effect.

* TIMING...Winds will continue from the southwest and remain very
  strong through mid evening before trending more westerly early
  tonight. High and potentially damaging winds will develop again
  late tonight through Friday morning behind another powerful cold
  front from the north.

* VISIBILITY...blowing snow impacts will increase late tonight
  into Friday.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...unsecured objects may become airborne and
  power lines may topple over. Power outages will be possible.
  Cross winds will be dangerous, especially for high profile
  vehicles.

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.

&&

$$

NMZ530-240300-
/O.UPG.KABQ.HW.A.0010.170324T1200Z-170325T0100Z/
/O.NEW.KABQ.HW.W.0012.170324T1200Z-170325T0100Z/
/O.CON.KABQ.WI.Y.0019.000000T0000Z-170324T0300Z/
Union County-
415 PM MDT Thu Mar 23 2017

...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM MDT THIS EVENING...
...HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM TO 7 PM MDT FRIDAY...

The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a High
Wind Warning, which is in effect from 6 AM to 7 PM MDT Friday.
The High Wind Watch is no longer in effect.

* LOCATION...Union County.

* WINDS...Southwest 25 to 40 mph with gusts up to near 65 mph
  through mid-evening. Winds will turn North Northwest on Friday
  and sharply increase to 35 to 50 mph with gusts up to 70 mph.

* TIMING...Winds will remain quite strong through early evening
  before trending downward with sunset, but still remain windy. A
  resurgence of even stronger winds is then expected early Friday
  morning, lasting throughout much of the day.

* VISIBILITY...Dropping to 1 to 3 miles at times in dust prone
  locations.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...Unsecured objects may become airborne and power
  lines may topple over. Power outages will be possible. Cross
  winds will be dangerous, especially for high profile vehicles.

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.

&&

$$

NMZ521-523-526-528-529-532-533-537-539-540-240300-
/O.EXT.KABQ.HW.W.0011.000000T0000Z-170325T0100Z/
Sandia/Manzano Mountains-Central Highlands-
South Central Mountains-Far Northeast Highlands-
Northeast Highlands-Eastern San Miguel County-Guadalupe County-
De Baca County-Eastern Lincoln County-Southwest Chaves County-
415 PM MDT Thu Mar 23 2017

...HIGH WIND WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM MDT FRIDAY...

* LOCATION...Portions of the central mountain chain, adjacent
  eastern highlands and plains.

* WINDS...West to southwest 30 to 40 mph with gusts up to 60 mph.
  Winds diminishing and becoming more northwest to west after
  sunset.

* TIMING...Winds will continue trend downward with sunset, but
  will probably remain hazardous in some wind prone locations
  tonight and again on Friday.

* VISIBILITY...Dropping to 1 to 3 miles at times in dust prone
  locations.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...Unsecured objects may become airborne and power
lines may topple over. Power outages will be possible. Cross
winds will be dangerous on northwest-to-southeast oriented
roads, like Highway 285 from Eldorado to Roswell.

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.

&&

$$

NMZ536-538-240300-
/O.CON.KABQ.HW.W.0011.000000T0000Z-170324T0300Z/
Roosevelt County-Chaves County Plains-
415 PM MDT Thu Mar 23 2017

...HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM MDT THIS
EVENING...

* LOCATION...Roosevelt County and Chaves County Plains.

* WINDS...Southwest 30 to 45 mph with gusts up to 60 mph.

* TIMING...Winds will strengthen around mid day, then become
  very strong during the mid to late afternoon. Speeds will
  trend downward with sunset, but will probably remain hazardous
  in many locations tonight and again on Friday.

* VISIBILITY...Dropping to 1 to 3 miles at times in dust prone
  locations.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...Unsecured objects may become airborne and power
  lines may topple over. Power outages will be possible. Cross
  winds will be dangerous on northwest-to-southeast oriented
  roads.

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.

&&

$$

NMZ506>508-511-240300-
/O.EXB.KABQ.WI.Y.0019.170324T0300Z-170325T0100Z/
West Central Mountains-West Central Highlands-Southwest Mountains-
Jemez Mountains-
415 PM MDT Thu Mar 23 2017

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM THIS EVENING TO 7 PM MDT
FRIDAY...

The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a Wind
Advisory, which is in effect from 9 PM this evening to 7 PM MDT
Friday.

* LOCATION...West-central and southwest mountains and adjacent
  highlands.

* WINDS...Westerly winds generally in the 15 to 30 mph range early
  evening will steadily increase and switch to the northwest later
  tonight into Friday. Speeds of 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to
near 50 mph can be expected.

* TIMING... Winds from the west this evening will gradually switch
  from the northwest later tonight into Friday. The strongest
  gusts are most likely after midnight into Friday morning.

* VISIBILITY...Widespread restrictions to visibility are not
  expected at this time.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...Unsecured objects may become airborne and power
  lines may topple over. Power outages will be possible. Cross
  winds will be dangerous, especially for high profile vehicles.

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.

&&

$$

NMZ519-520-522-524-525-240300-
/O.EXT.KABQ.WI.Y.0019.000000T0000Z-170325T0100Z/
Middle Rio Grande Valley/Albuquerque Metro Area-
Lower Rio Grande Valley-Estancia Valley-South Central Highlands-
Upper Tularosa Valley-
415 PM MDT Thu Mar 23 2017

...WIND ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM MDT FRIDAY...

* LOCATION...Middle and lower Rio Grande Valley including the
  Albuquerque metro area, as well as the Upper Tularosa Basin and
  southcentral highlands.

* WINDS...West and southwest 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 50 mph,
  turning more west to northwest through evening. Winds will
  increase late tonight into Friday from the northwest.

* TIMING...Wind speeds will continue to trend downward with
  sunset, but still remain breezy to windy overnight and increase
  even further during the day Friday.

* VISIBILITY...Dropping to 3 to 5 miles at times in dust prone
  locations through sunset.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...Unsecured objects may become airborne. Power
  outages will be possible. Cross winds will be dangerous,
  especially for high profile vehicles.

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.

&&

$$

NMZ512-514-515-240300-
/O.CON.KABQ.WI.Y.0019.000000T0000Z-170324T0300Z/
West Slopes Sangre de Cristo Mountains-
Southern Sangre de Cristos above 9500 feet-
East Slopes Sangre de Cristo Mountains-
415 PM MDT Thu Mar 23 2017

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

* LOCATION...Sangre de Cristo Mountains.

* WINDS...Southwest 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 50 mph, turning
  west through early evening.

* TIMING...Winds will remain locally strong into early evening
  before steadily diminishing through sunset. Brisk winds will
  remain overnight with increasing northwest winds during the day
  Friday.

* VISIBILITY...widespread impacts to visibility are not expected.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...Unsecured objects may become airborne. Power
  outages will be possible. Cross winds will be dangerous,
  especially for high profile vehicles.

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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