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URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
344 PM MST FRI NOV 21 2014

...STRONG TO POTENTIALLY DAMAGING WINDS SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH
SUNDAY...

.VERY WINDY CONDITIONS WILL DEVELOP IN THE MOUNTAINS SATURDAY
NIGHT...THEN STRENGTHEN AND SPREAD OUT TO INCLUDE MUCH OF NORTHERN
AND CENTRAL NEW MEXICO BY MID DAY SUNDAY. STRONG TO POTENTIALLY
DAMAGING WINDS MAY DEVELOP OVER THE PEAKS AND ALONG THE EAST
SLOPES OF THE CENTRAL MOUNTAIN CHAIN...INCLUDING SOME OF THE
ADJACENT HIGHLANDS...BY MIDNIGHT SATURDAY AND CONTINUE THROUGH
MUCH OF SUNDAY. THESE STRONG WINDS ARE ASSOCIATED WITH THE JET
STREAM DIVING SOUTHEAST FROM THE GREAT BASIN INTO NEW MEXICO...
WHICH WILL BE ACCOMPANIED BY A COLD FRONT ON SUNDAY.

NMZ513>515-521-523-526-221100-
/O.NEW.KABQ.HW.A.0009.141123T0600Z-141124T0400Z/
NORTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS ABOVE 9500 FEET/RED RIVER-
SOUTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS ABOVE 9500 FEET-
EAST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-SANDIA/MANZANO MOUNTAINS-
CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-SOUTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-
344 PM MST FRI NOV 21 2014

...HIGH WIND WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH SUNDAY
EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A HIGH
WIND WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH
SUNDAY EVENING.

* LOCATION...HIGHER ELEVATIONS AND EAST SLOPES OF THE SANGRE DE
  CRISTO...SANDIA...MANZANO AND SOUTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS INCLUDING
  THE CENTRAL HIGHLANDS.

* WINDS...NORTHWEST 35 TO 45 MPH WITH OCCASIONAL GUSTS TO NEAR 60
  MPH.

* TIMING...WINDS STRENGTHENING SATURDAY NIGHT AND CONTINUING INTO
  AT LEAST MID DAY SUNDAY BEFORE GRADUALLY DECREASING.

* VISIBILITY...NO LIMITATIONS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...STRONG CROSSWINDS ON NORTH-TO-SOUTH AND
  NORTHEAST-TO-SOUTHEAST ORIENTED ROADS ARE EXPECTED. STRONG WINDS
  MAY DAMAGE WEAKENED ROOFS...TOPPLE TREES OR DOWN POWER LINES.

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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URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHEYENNE WY
249 PM MST FRI NOV 21 2014

...STRONG WINDS LIKELY ACROSS SOUTHEAST WYOMING ON SATURDAY AND
SATURDAY NIGHT...

.A STRONG PACIFIC STORM SYSTEM WILL MOVE INTO THE AREA BY LATE
TONIGHT. THIS WILL STRENGTHEN THE SURFACE PRESSURE GRADIENT AND
INCREASE THE POTENTIAL FOR VERY STRONG WINDS ACROSS SOUTHEAST
WYOMING BY EARLY SATURDAY MORNING. HIGH WINDS WILL FIRST DEVELOP
OVER THE WIND PRONE AREAS...SUCH AS ARLINGTON AND BORDEAUX. THE
WINDS WILL THEN SPREAD INTO THE LARAMIE RANGE AND ADJACENT
FOOTHILLS AFTER SUNRISE AND EVENTUALLY INTO THE LOWER ELEVATIONS
DURING THE AFTERNOON. WINDS WILL REMAIN STRONG WELL INTO THE
EVENING HOURS ON SATURDAY...AND MAY EVEN INCREASE AGAIN FOR A
SHORT TIME ON SATURDAY NIGHT AS A STRONG COLD FRONT APPROACHES
FROM THE NORTHWEST. FOR AREAS WEST OF THE LARAMIE RANGE...LIGHT
SNOW IS ALSO POSSIBLE ON SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND NIGHT. THE SNOW
MAY COMBINE WITH HIGH WINDS TO CAUSE LOCALLY REDUCED VISIBILITIES
IN SOME AREAS...ESPECIALLY ALONG INTERSTATE 80 BETWEEN LARAMIE AND
RAWLINS.

WYZ101-107-115-118-221300-
/O.NEW.KCYS.HW.A.0023.141122T1800Z-141123T1200Z/
CONVERSE COUNTY LOWER ELEVATIONS-EAST PLATTE COUNTY-
LARAMIE VALLEY-CENTRAL LARAMIE COUNTY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...DOUGLAS...GLENROCK...GLENDO...
WHEATLAND...CHUGWATER...GUERNSEY...LARAMIE...CHEYENNE
249 PM MST FRI NOV 21 2014

...HIGH WIND WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE
SATURDAY NIGHT...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHEYENNE HAS ISSUED A HIGH WIND
WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE
SATURDAY NIGHT.

* TIMING...HIGH WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP OVER THE LARAMIE
  VALLEY AND AREAS JUST EAST OF THE LARAMIE RANGE AFTER 11 AM
  SATURDAY. WINDS WILL REMAIN STRONG THROUGH THE DAY AND NIGHT.

* WINDS...WEST-TO-SOUTHWEST 35 TO 45 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 60 MPH.

* IMPACTS...MAINLY TO TRANSPORTATION. HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES AND
  LIGHT WEIGHT TRAILERS MAY BE SUSCEPTIBLE TO STRONG AND SUDDEN
  WIND GUSTS. HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES MAY LOSE CONTROL DURING WHEN
  ENCOUNTERING STRONG WINDS AND MAY BE AT RISK OF BLOW OVER.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A HIGH WIND WATCH MEANS THERE IS THE POTENTIAL FOR A HAZARDOUS
HIGH WIND EVENT. SUSTAINED WINDS OF AT LEAST 40 MPH...OR GUSTS OF
58 MPH OR STRONGER MAY OCCUR. CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST
FORECASTS.

&&

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HAMMER

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