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Issued by NWS Albuquerque, NM

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URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
601 PM MST Wed Feb 22 2017

...STRONG TO POSSIBLY DAMAGING WINDS POSSIBLE THURSDAY OVER
PORTION OF CENTRAL AND EASTERN NEW MEXICO...

.A strong jet stream aloft combined with strengthening low
pressure just to the east of New Mexico will result in strong
and possibly damaging west winds over portions of central and
eastern New Mexico Thursday.

NMZ515-523-527>534-231200-
/O.EXP.KABQ.WI.Y.0013.000000T0000Z-170223T0100Z/
/O.CON.KABQ.HW.A.0006.170223T1600Z-170224T0000Z/
East Slopes Sangre de Cristo Mountains-Central Highlands-
Raton Ridge/Johnson Mesa-Far Northeast Highlands-
Northeast Highlands-Union County-Harding County-
Eastern San Miguel County-Guadalupe County-Quay County-
601 PM MST Wed Feb 22 2017

...HIGH WIND WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING
THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON...
...WIND ADVISORY WILL EXPIRE AT 6 PM MST THIS EVENING...

* LOCATION...Much of northeast and east central New Mexico.

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

* TIMING...Winds will subside some this evening, but will
  strengthen rapidly early Thursday morning, peaking early to mid
  afternoon before slowly diminishing.

* VISIBILITY...May be locally reduced to 3 miles in blowing dust.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...Drivers of vans, campers, trailers, and other
  high-profile vehicles should exercise extreme caution,
  especially on north to south oriented highways including
  Interstate 25 from Las Vegas to Raton.

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.

&&

$$

NMZ502-505-506-230215-
/O.EXP.KABQ.WI.Y.0013.000000T0000Z-170223T0100Z/
Chuska Mountains-West Central Plateau-West Central Mountains-
601 PM MST Wed Feb 22 2017

...WIND ADVISORY WILL EXPIRE AT 6 PM MST THIS EVENING...

While southwest winds will remain gusty over the higher terrain
tonight, widespread strong winds are not expected.

$$

NMZ521-522-524-526-535>540-231200-
/O.CON.KABQ.HW.A.0006.170223T1600Z-170224T0000Z/
Sandia/Manzano Mountains-Estancia Valley-South Central Highlands-
South Central Mountains-Curry County-Roosevelt County-
De Baca County-Chaves County Plains-Eastern Lincoln County-
Southwest Chaves County-
601 PM MST Wed Feb 22 2017

...HIGH WIND WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING
THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

* LOCATION...Portions of central, east central, and southeastern
  New Mexico.

* WINDS...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 locally reduced to 3 miles in blowing dust.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...Drivers of vans, campers, trailers, and other
  high-profile vehicles should exercise extreme caution,
  especially on north to south oriented highways.

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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