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URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EL PASO TX/SANTA TERESA NM
537 AM MST THU DEC 25 2014

...STRONG WINDS ACROSS SOUTHWEST AND SOUTH CENTRAL NEW MEXICO AND
FAR WEST TEXAS TODAY...

.AN APPROACHING STRONG PACIFIC STORM SYSTEM WILL FOCUS STRONG
WINDS ALOFT OVER THE REGION AND TIGHTEN SURFACE GRADIENTS TO
STRENGTHEN SURFACE WINDS. SOUTHWEST WINDS WILL INCREASE TO AROUND
25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 50 MPH OVER HIGHER TERRAIN THIS
MORNING AND THE OVER MUCH OF THE LOWLANDS BY MID DAY. WINDS IN THE
NON ADVISORY AREA WILL STILL BE WINDY AT 20 TO 30 MPH. WINDS
ARE EXPECTED TO REMAIN BREEZY BUT DIMINISH BELOW 30 MPH AFTER
DARK IN SOUTHWEST NEW MEXICO AND AROUND MIDNIGHT OVER THE
SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS. HOWEVER STRONG WINDS ALONG EAST SLOPES OF
MOUNTAINS MAY WELL LAST INTO THE EARLY MORNING HOURS OF FRIDAY.

NMZ413-TXZ419-252300-
/O.CON.KEPZ.WI.Y.0023.141225T1500Z-141226T1200Z/
SOUTHERN TULAROSA BASIN-EASTERN/CENTRAL EL PASO COUNTY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...OROGRANDE...
WHITE SANDS RANGE HEADQUARTERS...CHAPARRAL...FORT BLISS...
SOCORRO...EAST AND NORTHEAST EL PASO
537 AM MST THU DEC 25 2014

...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM MST FRIDAY...

* EVENT: STRONG SOUTHWEST WINDS ACROSS SOUTHWEST NEW MEXICO
  THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT.

* WINDS: SOUTHWEST WINDS INCREASING TO 25 TO 35 MPH ALONG EAST
  SLOPES OF MOUNTAINS AND THROUGH GAPS AND PASSES. HIGHER GUSTS
  IN EXCESS OF 50 MPH POSSIBLE.

* TIMING: STRONGEST WINDS BETWEEN 8AM AND 6 PM...AND AGAIN FROM
  AROUND MIDNIGHT THURSDAY TO SUNRISE FRIDAY MORNING.

* IMPACT: STRONG CROSS WINDS WILL BE HAZARDOUS FOR LARGE AND
  HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES...AND POTENTIALLY CREATE DAMAGE TO
  WEAKENED AND LIGHT WEIGHT STRUCTURES...POWER LINES...TREES...
  AND CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT WINDS OF 30 MPH ARE EXPECTED. WINDS
THIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT...ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH
PROFILE VEHICLES. USE EXTRA CAUTION.

&&

$$

NMZ401>409-252300-
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UPPER GILA RIVER VALLEY-SOUTHERN GILA HIGHLANDS/BLACK RANGE-
SOUTHERN GILA FOOTHILLS/MIMBRES VALLEY-
SOUTHWEST DESERT/LOWER GILA RIVER VALLEY-LOWLANDS OF THE BOOTHEEL-
UPLANDS OF THE BOOTHEEL-SOUTHWEST DESERT/MIMBRES BASIN-
EASTERN BLACK RANGE FOOTHILLS-SIERRA COUNTY LAKES-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...GILA HOT SPRINGS...BUCKHORN...
MULE CREEK...CLIFF...SILVER CITY...LAKE ROBERTS...KINGSTON...
FORT BAYARD...MIMBRES...FAYWOOD...HURLEY...GRANT COUNTY AIRPORT...
LORDSBURG...REDROCK...VIRDEN...ANIMAS...HACHITA...
ANTELOPE WELLS...CLOVERDALE...DEMING...COLUMBUS...HILLSBORO...
WINSTON...TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES...DERRY...SPACEPORT
537 AM MST THU DEC 25 2014

...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 7 PM MST
THIS EVENING...

* WINDS: SOUTHWEST WINDS INCREASING TO 25 TO 35 MPH WITH SOME
  HIGHER GUSTS IN EXCESS OF 50 MPH.

* TIMING: STRONGEST WINDS BETWEEN NOON AND 6 PM. WINDS WILL
  BEGIN TO DIMINISH 15 TO 25 MPH BY 7 PM

* IMPACT: STRONG CROSS WINDS WILL BE HAZARDOUS FOR LARGE AND
  HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES...AND POTENTIALLY CREATE DAMAGE TO
  WEAKENED AND LIGHT WEIGHT STRUCTURES...POWER LINES...TREES...
  AND CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT WINDS OF 30 MPH ARE EXPECTED. WINDS
THIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT...ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH
PROFILE VEHICLES. USE EXTRA CAUTION.

&&

$$

NMZ414>416-252300-
/O.CON.KEPZ.WI.Y.0023.141225T1900Z-141226T0700Z/
WEST SLOPES SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS BELOW 7500 FEET-
SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS ABOVE 7500 FEET-
EAST SLOPES SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS BELOW 7500 FEET-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MESCALERO...MOUNTAIN PARK...TIMBERON...
CLOUDCROFT...SUNSPOT...APACHE SUMMIT...MAYHILL...SACRAMENTO...
PINON
537 AM MST THU DEC 25 2014

...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO MIDNIGHT
MST TONIGHT...

* WINDS: SOUTHWEST WINDS INCREASING TO 25 TO 35 MPH WITH SOME
  HIGHER GUSTS IN EXCESS OF 50 MPH OVER HIGHEST EXPOSED SLOPES...
   AND THROUGH PASSES AND GAPS.

* TIMING: STRONGEST WINDS BETWEEN NOON AND 9 PM. WINDS WILL
  BEGIN TO DIMINISH 15 TO 25 MPH BY MIDNIGHT.

* IMPACT: STRONG CROSS WINDS WILL BE HAZARDOUS FOR LARGE AND
  HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES...AND POTENTIALLY CREATE DAMAGE TO
  WEAKENED AND LIGHT WEIGHT STRUCTURES...POWER LINES...TREES...
  AND CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT WINDS OF 30 MPH ARE EXPECTED. WINDS
THIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT...ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH
PROFILE VEHICLES. USE EXTRA CAUTION.

&&

$$

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