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Issued by NWS Albuquerque, NM

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URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
234 AM MST Sun Feb 18 2018

...STRONG WINDS OVER THE SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS, NORTHEAST
NEW MEXICO AND THE CENTRAL HIGHLANDS LATER THROUGH EARLY THIS
EVENING...

.A strengthening storm approaching from the northwest will
bring increasing winds over the region while surface low pressure
intensifies over eastern Colorado. This will result in strong
west to southwest winds, developing early this morning over the
Sangre de Cristo mountains, then spreading over the northeast and
east central plains and nearby highlands by this afternoon.

NMZ513>515-527-182300-
/O.CON.KABQ.WI.Y.0010.000000T0000Z-180219T0100Z/
Northern Sangre de Cristos above 9500 feet/Red River-
Southern Sangre de Cristos above 9500 feet-
East Slopes Sangre de Cristo Mountains-Raton Ridge/Johnson Mesa-
234 AM MST Sun Feb 18 2018

...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM MST THIS EVENING...

* LOCATION...Sangre de Cristo Mountains.

* WINDS...West to Southwest 30 to 35 mph with gusts to 50 mph.

* TIMING...Winds will strengthen early this morning, then remain
  strong for most of the day before diminishing late in the
  afternoon.

* VISIBILITY...No restrictions anticipated.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...Drivers of vans, campers, trailers, and other
  high profile vehicles should exercise extreme caution. This is
  especially true for sudden cross winds, including U.S. Highway
  64 between Eagle Nest and Angel Fire, and State Road 38
  between Red River and Eagle Nest.

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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NMZ523-528>534-182300-
/O.CON.KABQ.WI.Y.0010.180218T1900Z-180219T0100Z/
Central Highlands-Far Northeast Highlands-Northeast Highlands-
Union County-Harding County-Eastern San Miguel County-
Guadalupe County-Quay County-
234 AM MST Sun Feb 18 2018

...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 6 PM MST
THIS EVENING...

* LOCATION...East central and northeast plains as well as the
  central highlands.

* WINDS...West to Southwest 25 to 35 mph with gusts of 45 to 50
  mph.

* TIMING...Winds will increase this morning, reaching peak speeds
  during the early to late afternoon hours before diminishing
  early this evening.

* VISIBILITY...Locally reduced to 5 miles in blowing dust.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...Drivers of vans, campers, trailers, and other
  high profile vehicles should exercise extreme caution,
  especially with cross winds. This includes U.S. Highway 84,
  State Roads 104 and 39, and portions of Interstate 25 from the
  Las Vegas area to Raton.

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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