Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Albuquerque, NM

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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
511 PM MDT SUN APR 13 2014

NMZ507-518-519-521-140100-
ALBUQUERQUE METRO AREA-SANDIA/MANZANO MOUNTAINS-SANTA FE METRO AREA-
WEST CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-
511 PM MDT SUN APR 13 2014

...STRONG AND POTENTIALLY DAMAGING WINDS TO IMPACT THE ALBUQUERQUE
AND SANTA FE METRO AREAS THROUGH 7 PM MDT...

VIRGA SHOWERS ARE EXPANDING AND MOVING EAST FROM THE WEST CENTRAL
HIGHLANDS ACROSS THE WEST MESA AND INTO THE ALBUQUERQUE AND SANTA
FE METRO AREAS. STRONG AND POTENTIALLY DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO BETWEEN
55 AND 65 MPH WILL BE COMMON AS THESE SHOWERS WORK OVER THE RIO
GRANDE VALLEY. IN ADDITION...BLOWING DUST MAY REDUCE VISIBILITIES
TO ONE MILE OR LESS AT TIMES WITH THE ONSET OF THE STRONGER WIND
GUSTS.

DRIVERS OF VANS...CAMPERS...TRAILERS...AND OTHER HIGH-PROFILE
VEHICLES SHOULD BE ALERT TO THE DANGER OF THESE WINDS...ESPECIALLY
WHEN DRIVING ALONG NORTH TO SOUTH ORIENTED ROADS.

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