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URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
1146 AM MDT Thu May 25 2017

...STRONG WINDS THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING ACROSS A LARGE AREA OF
WESTERN AND CENTRAL NEW MEXICO...

.An upper level disturbance over the Pacific Northwest will move
southeast, producing an increase in mid level winds. These winds
will mix all the way down to the surface this afternoon and
evening, resulting in widespread strong southwest to west winds.

NMZ502-505>508-511>515-519>526-528-529-532-533-539-540-260300-
/O.CON.KABQ.WI.Y.0034.170525T1800Z-170526T0300Z/
Chuska Mountains-West Central Plateau-West Central Mountains-
West Central Highlands-Southwest Mountains-Jemez Mountains-
West Slopes Sangre de Cristo Mountains-
Northern Sangre de Cristos above 9500 feet/Red River-
Southern Sangre de Cristos above 9500 feet-
East Slopes Sangre de Cristo Mountains-
Middle Rio Grande Valley/Albuquerque Metro Area-
Lower Rio Grande Valley-Sandia/Manzano Mountains-Estancia Valley-
Central Highlands-South Central Highlands-Upper Tularosa Valley-
South Central Mountains-Far Northeast Highlands-
Northeast Highlands-Eastern San Miguel County-Guadalupe County-
Eastern Lincoln County-Southwest Chaves County-
1146 AM MDT Thu May 25 2017

...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM MDT THIS EVENING...

* LOCATION...Western and central mountains and adjacent highlands,
  and the Middle Rio Grande, Estancia and Tularosa Valleys as well
  as Guadalupe County.

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

* TIMING...Winds will reach advisory levels around midday or early
  afternoon, persist until around sunset, then slowly diminish.

* VISIBILITY...Locally reduced to 3 to 5 miles in blowing dust.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...Interstate 40 from the Arizona border east to
  around Santa Rosa will be susceptible to strong winds.
  Interstate 25 from the southern Socorro County border north to
  Bernalillo and Algondones will also be prone to strong winds.

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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