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

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URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
310 PM MDT THU APR 24 2014

...POTENT SPRING WIND-MAKER MOVING THROUGH NEW MEXICO THIS
WEEKEND...

.A POTENT UPPER LEVEL LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM AND ATTENDANT PACIFIC
COLD FRONT WILL SWEEP EAST ACROSS NEW MEXICO SATURDAY INTO EARLY
SUNDAY...WITH STRONG WINDS FORECAST BOTH AHEAD OF AND BEHIND THE
FRONT. WHILE STRONG WINDS ARE FORECAST ALMOST AREAWIDE...THE
POTENTIAL FOR DAMAGING WINDS IS HIGHEST ACROSS CENTRAL AND SOUTH
CENTRAL PORTIONS OF THE AREA LATE SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING.
STRONG TO POTENTIALLY DAMAGING WINDS MAY PERSIST OVERNIGHT
SATURDAY INTO SUNDAY AS WELL. IN ADDITION...THE STRONG WINDS WILL
CREATE AREAS OF BLOWING DUST WITH THE POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT
VISIBILITY LIMITATIONS.

NMZ523-524-526-539-540-251000-
/O.NEW.KABQ.HW.A.0007.140426T1800Z-140427T0300Z/
CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-SOUTH CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-SOUTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-
EASTERN LINCOLN COUNTY-SOUTHWEST CHAVES COUNTY-
310 PM MDT THU APR 24 2014

...HIGH WIND WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
SATURDAY EVENING...

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

* LOCATION...CENTRAL AND SOUTH CENTRAL HIGHLANDS...SOUTH CENTRAL
  MOUNTAINS...EASTERN LINCOLN AND SOUTHWEST CHAVES COUNTIES.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 35 TO 45 MPH WITH OCCASIONAL GUSTS TO 60 MPH.

* TIMING...WINDS INCREASING SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND PEAKING EARLY
  EVENING BEFORE DECREASING BACK BELOW WARNING CRITERIA.

* VISIBILITY...AREAS OF BLOWING DUST ARE LIKELY WITH THE POTENTIAL
  FOR SIGNIFICANT VISIBILITY LIMITATIONS.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...DRIVERS OF VANS...CAMPERS...TRAILERS...AND OTHER
  HIGH-PROFILE VEHICLES SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR THESE POTENTIALLY
  DANGEROUS HIGH WINDS...ESPECIALLY ON NORTHWEST TO SOUTHEAST
  ORIENTED ROADS. AREAS OF BLOWING DUST MAY BE ACCOMPANIED BY
  SIGNIFICANT REDUCTIONS IN VISIBILITY...MAKING TRAVEL NEAR-
  IMPOSSIBLE. 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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