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URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
559 PM MST Sun Feb 18 2018

...HIGH WINDS OVER THE SANGRE DE CRISTO AND CHUSKA MOUNTAINS
TONIGHT THROUGH MONDAY...

...HIGH WINDS POSSIBLE OVER SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS, CENTRAL
HIGHLANDS, AND THE CONTINENTAL DIVIDE MONDAY...

.A strengthening storm approaching from the northwest will bring
increasing winds over the region. This will result in strong west
to southwest winds, continuing over the Sangre de Cristo
Mountains and developing over the Chuska Mountains tonight.
Strong to damaging west to southwest winds will expand to most
other northern and central New Mexico locations by mid morning
Monday.

NMZ513>515-191200-
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Northern Sangre de Cristos above 9500 feet/Red River-
Southern Sangre de Cristos above 9500 feet-
East Slopes Sangre de Cristo Mountains-
559 PM MST Sun Feb 18 2018

...HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM MST MONDAY...
...WIND ADVISORY WILL EXPIRE AT 6 PM MST THIS EVENING...

* LOCATION...Sangre de Cristo Mountains.

* WINDS...West to southwest 35 to 50 mph with gusts 55 to 65 mph.

* TIMING...Winds will strengthen atop the higher elevations
  tonight and persist through Monday.

* VISIBILITY...Locally reduced from blowing snow Monday.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...Drivers of vans, campers, trailers, and other
  high profile vehicles should exercise extreme caution. Sudden
  cross winds are possible, including along U.S. Highway 64
  between Eagle Nest and Angel Fire, and State Road 38 between Red
  River and Eagle Nest. High winds could down tree branches, as
  well as produce blowing and drifting snow to near white out
  conditions.

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.

&&

$$

NMZ527-191200-
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/O.CON.KABQ.HW.A.0004.180219T1500Z-180220T1800Z/
Raton Ridge/Johnson Mesa-
559 PM MST Sun Feb 18 2018

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

* LOCATION...Raton Ridge and Johnson Mesa.

* WINDS...West to southwest 35 to 45 mph with gusts up to 60 mph.

* TIMING...Winds will strengthen again late Monday morning, peak
  during the afternoon Monday and diminishing overnight Monday
  into Tuesday morning.

* VISIBILITY...No restrictions anticipated.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...Drivers of vans, campers, trailers, and other
  high profile vehicles should exercise extreme caution. Sudden
  cross winds are possible along I-25 at Raton Pass and State
  Road 72 between Raton and Folsom. High winds could down tree
  branches.

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.

&&

$$

NMZ523-528-529-191200-
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/O.CON.KABQ.HW.A.0004.180219T1500Z-180220T1800Z/
Central Highlands-Far Northeast Highlands-Northeast Highlands-
559 PM MST Sun Feb 18 2018

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

* LOCATION...Central and Northeast Highlands.

* WINDS...West to southwest 35 to 45 mph with gusts up to 60 mph.

* TIMING...Winds will strengthen again late Monday morning
  peaking Monday afternoon, before diminishing Monday 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 I-25 from Las Vegas
  to Raton, as well as I-40 and U.S. 285 at Clines Corners.

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.

&&

$$

NMZ530>534-190200-
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Union County-Harding County-Eastern San Miguel County-
Guadalupe County-Quay County-
559 PM MST Sun Feb 18 2018

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

Though it will remain breezy overnight across northeast and east
central New Mexico, wind speeds have lowered below advisory
criteria this evening. Therefore, the wind advisory will be
allowed to expire. Additional wind advisories will likely be
needed Monday afternoon.

$$

NMZ502-191200-
/O.CON.KABQ.HW.W.0005.180219T0100Z-180220T0600Z/
Chuska Mountains-
559 PM MST Sun Feb 18 2018

...HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM MST MONDAY...

* LOCATION...The Chuska Mountains.

* WINDS...Southwest 35 to 45 mph with gusts up to 60 mph.

* TIMING...Winds will strengthen this evening, persisting
  through Monday, diminishing Monday night.

* VISIBILITY...Locally reduced from blowing snow Monday evening.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...Strong cross winds will create hazardous driving
  conditions for high profile vehicles including vans, campers,
  trailers and sport utility vehicles. High winds could down tree
  branches, as well as produce blowing and drifting snow to near
  white out conditions.


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.

&&

$$

NMZ505-506-512-521-524-526-540-191200-
/O.CON.KABQ.HW.A.0004.180219T1500Z-180220T1800Z/
West Central Plateau-West Central Mountains-
West Slopes Sangre de Cristo Mountains-Sandia/Manzano Mountains-
South Central Highlands-South Central Mountains-
Southwest Chaves County-
559 PM MST Sun Feb 18 2018

...HIGH WIND WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY MORNING THROUGH
TUESDAY MORNING...

* LOCATION...This includes the West Central Mountains, West
  Central Plateau, west slopes of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains,
  Sandia and Manzano Mountains, South Central Highlands and
  Mountains, and southwest Chaves County.

* WINDS...Southwest 35 to 45 mph with gusts up to 60 mph.

* TIMING...Winds will strengthen late Monday morning, peaking mid
  to late afternoon Monday before diminishing Monday night.

* VISIBILITY...Locally reduced from blowing dust. Some areas of
  blowing snow will also be possible across west central New
  Mexico Monday evening.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...Drivers of vans, campers, trailers, and other
  high profile vehicles should exercise extreme caution,
  especially with cross winds. This includes I-40 from the Arizona
  border through the Continental Divide, through the Sandia and
  Manzano Mountains, as well as U.S. 380 from Capitan through the
  Tularosa Valley.

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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