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URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Midland/Odessa TX
348 AM CST Mon Feb 27 2017

...HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM TO 5 PM MST TODAY FOR
THE GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS...

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM CST /7 AM MST/ TO 6 PM CST
/5 PM MST/ MONDAY FOR THE EDDY COUNTY PLAINS, AND VAN HORN AND
THE HIGHWAY 54 CORRIDOR...

...HIGH WIND WATCH IN EFFECT TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH TUESDAY
EVENING FOR THE GUADALUPE AND DAVIS MOUNTAINS... SOUTHEAST NEW
MEXICO PLAINS...THE VAN HORN AND THE HIGHWAY 54 CORRIDOR... AND
THE MARFA PLATEAU...

.An approaching upper trough will result in high wind today
and Tuesday. Today southwest winds will result high wind across
the Guadalupe Mountains with very windy conditions for the
adjacent plains. Tuesday looks even windier with high wind
possible from the Southeast New Mexico plains southward across
the higher elevations to the Rio Grande. Wind speeds will decrease
Tuesday evening as the upper trough passes over the region.

NMZ027-TXZ258-272200-
/O.EXT.KMAF.HW.A.0010.170228T1200Z-170301T0600Z/
/O.CON.KMAF.HW.W.0009.170227T1400Z-170228T0000Z/
Guadalupe Mountains of Eddy County-Guadalupe Mountains-
Including the cities of Queen, Guadalupe Mountains NP,
and Pine Springs
248 AM MST Mon Feb 27 2017

...HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM THIS MORNING TO
5 PM MST THIS AFTERNOON...
...HIGH WIND WATCH NOW IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH
TUESDAY EVENING...

* TIMING...Today and Tuesday.

* WINDS...
  Today...Southwest 35 to 45 mph with gusts to 65 mph.
  Tuesday...Southwest 40 to 60 mph with gusts to 80 mph.

* IMPACTS...Be especially careful driving in the mountainous areas
  as these winds will make driving difficult for motorists
  driving high profile vehicles such as campers, vans and tractor
  trailers. Aviation interests may experience localized but extreme
  turbulence, or strong downward airflows, if flying in the
  vicinity of the Guadalupe Mountains. Pilots should be alert for
  standing wave clouds or other evidence of mountain wave
  activity.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A High Wind Warning means a hazardous high wind event is expected
or occurring. Sustained wind speeds of at least 40 mph or gusts
of 58 mph or more can lead to property damage.

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.

&&

$$

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Midland/Odessa TX
348 AM CST Mon Feb 27 2017

...HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM TO 5 PM MST TODAY FOR
THE GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS...

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM CST /7 AM MST/ TO 6 PM CST
/5 PM MST/ MONDAY FOR THE EDDY COUNTY PLAINS, AND VAN HORN AND
THE HIGHWAY 54 CORRIDOR...

...HIGH WIND WATCH IN EFFECT TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH TUESDAY
EVENING FOR THE GUADALUPE AND DAVIS MOUNTAINS... SOUTHEAST NEW
MEXICO PLAINS...THE VAN HORN AND THE HIGHWAY 54 CORRIDOR... AND
THE MARFA PLATEAU...

.An approaching upper trough will result in high wind today
and Tuesday. Today southwest winds will result high wind across
the Guadalupe Mountains with very windy conditions for the
adjacent plains. Tuesday looks even windier with high wind
possible from the Southeast New Mexico plains southward across
the higher elevations to the Rio Grande. Wind speeds will decrease
Tuesday evening as the upper trough passes over the region.

NMZ029-033-272200-
/O.EXB.KMAF.HW.A.0010.170228T1600Z-170301T0600Z/
Northern Lea County-Central Lea County-
Including the cities of Tatum, Hobbs, and Lovington
248 AM MST Mon Feb 27 2017

...HIGH WIND WATCH IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH TUESDAY
EVENING...

The National Weather Service in Midland/Odessa has issued a High
Wind Watch, which is in effect from Tuesday morning through
Tuesday evening.

* TIMING...Tuesday.

* WINDS...Southwest 30 to 50 mph with gusts to around 65 mph.

* IMPACTS...These winds could make driving difficult for
  motorists driving high profile vehicles such as campers, vans
  and tractor trailers.

* IMPACTS...These winds could make driving difficult for
  motorists driving high profile vehicles such as campers, vans
  and tractor trailers.

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.

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.

&&

$$

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Midland/Odessa TX
348 AM CST Mon Feb 27 2017

...HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM TO 5 PM MST TODAY FOR
THE GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS...

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM CST /7 AM MST/ TO 6 PM CST
/5 PM MST/ MONDAY FOR THE EDDY COUNTY PLAINS, AND VAN HORN AND
THE HIGHWAY 54 CORRIDOR...

...HIGH WIND WATCH IN EFFECT TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH TUESDAY
EVENING FOR THE GUADALUPE AND DAVIS MOUNTAINS... SOUTHEAST NEW
MEXICO PLAINS...THE VAN HORN AND THE HIGHWAY 54 CORRIDOR... AND
THE MARFA PLATEAU...

.An approaching upper trough will result in high wind today
and Tuesday. Today southwest winds will result high wind across
the Guadalupe Mountains with very windy conditions for the
adjacent plains. Tuesday looks even windier with high wind
possible from the Southeast New Mexico plains southward across
the higher elevations to the Rio Grande. Wind speeds will decrease
Tuesday evening as the upper trough passes over the region.

NMZ028-TXZ057-272200-
/O.EXT.KMAF.HW.A.0010.170228T1600Z-170301T0600Z/
/O.CON.KMAF.WI.Y.0009.170227T1400Z-170228T0000Z/
Eddy County Plains-Van Horn and Highway 54 Corridor-
Including the cities of Artesia, Carlsbad, Carlsbad Caverns NP,
and Van Horn
348 AM CST Mon Feb 27 2017 /248 AM MST Mon Feb 27 2017/

...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM CST /7 AM MST/ THIS
MORNING TO 6 PM CST /5 PM MST/ THIS EVENING...
...HIGH WIND WATCH NOW IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH
TUESDAY EVENING...

* TIMING...Today and Tuesday.

* WINDS...
  Today...Southwest 30 to 40 mph with gusts to around 50 mph.
  Tuesday...Southwest 30 to 50 mph with gusts to around 65 mph.

* IMPACTS...These winds could make driving difficult for
  motorists driving high profile vehicles such as campers, vans
  and tractor trailers.

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.

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.

&&

$$

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Midland/Odessa TX
348 AM CST Mon Feb 27 2017

...HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM TO 5 PM MST TODAY FOR
THE GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS...

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM CST /7 AM MST/ TO 6 PM CST
/5 PM MST/ MONDAY FOR THE EDDY COUNTY PLAINS, AND VAN HORN AND
THE HIGHWAY 54 CORRIDOR...

...HIGH WIND WATCH IN EFFECT TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH TUESDAY
EVENING FOR THE GUADALUPE AND DAVIS MOUNTAINS... SOUTHEAST NEW
MEXICO PLAINS...THE VAN HORN AND THE HIGHWAY 54 CORRIDOR... AND
THE MARFA PLATEAU...

.An approaching upper trough will result in high wind today
and Tuesday. Today southwest winds will result high wind across
the Guadalupe Mountains with very windy conditions for the
adjacent plains. Tuesday looks even windier with high wind
possible from the Southeast New Mexico plains southward across
the higher elevations to the Rio Grande. Wind speeds will decrease
Tuesday evening as the upper trough passes over the region.

TXZ058-074-080-272200-
/O.EXT.KMAF.HW.A.0010.170228T1600Z-170301T0600Z/
Reeves County and Upper Trans Pecos-Davis/Apache Mountains Area-
Marfa Plateau-
Including the cities of Pecos, Alpine, Fort Davis, and Marfa
348 AM CST Mon Feb 27 2017

...HIGH WIND WATCH NOW IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH
TUESDAY EVENING...

* TIMING...Tuesday.

* WINDS...Southwest 30 to 50 mph with gusts to around 70 mph.

* IMPACTS...These winds could make driving difficult for
  motorists driving high profile vehicles such as campers, vans
  and tractor trailers.

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.

&&

$$

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service El Paso TX/Santa Teresa NM
609 AM MST Mon Feb 27 2017

...Very wind conditions expected across South Central New Mexico
and Far West Texas Tuesday...

.A strong Pacific low pressure storm system will move across
Arizona and New Mexico Tuesday. This system will bring some
clouds, and even some rain and snow showers, but strong and gusty
winds will be the primary hazardous weather associated with this
storm`s passage. West winds will start breezy in the early morning
hours before becoming windy in the late morning hours. Very strong
winds are expected through the afternoon and early evening hours.
The strongest winds will be from the Rio Grande eastward and south
of a line from Hatch to Alamogordo. Afternoon winds will average
35 to 45 mph with gusts 60 mph or stronger, especially through
passes and over east slope locations.

NMZ410>417-TXZ418>424-272300-
/O.NEW.KEPZ.HW.A.0002.170228T1900Z-170301T0300Z/
Northern Dona Ana County-Southern Dona Ana County/Mesilla Valley-
Central Tularosa Basin-Southern Tularosa Basin-
West Slopes Sacramento Mountains Below 7500 Feet-
Sacramento Mountains Above 7500 Feet-
East Slopes Sacramento Mountains Below 7500 Feet-Otero Mesa-
Western El Paso County-Eastern/Central El Paso County-
Northern Hudspeth Highlands/Hueco Mountains-Salt Basin-
Southern Hudspeth Highlands-
Rio Grande Valley of Eastern El Paso/Western Hudspeth Counties-
Rio Grande Valley of Eastern Hudspeth County-
Including the cities of Garfield, Hatch, Radium Springs,
Las Cruces, Vado, Sunland Park, Alamogordo, Tularosa,
White Sands Monument, Chaparral, Orogrande,
White Sands Range Headquarters, Mescalero, Timberon,
Mountain Park, Cloudcroft, Sunspot, Apache Summit, Mayhill,
Pinon, Sacramento, Crow Flats, Downtown El Paso, West El Paso,
Upper Valley, East and Northeast El Paso, Socorro, Fort Bliss,
Hueco Tanks, Loma Linda, Cornudas, Dell City, Salt Flat,
Sierra Blanca, Fabens, Fort Hancock, Tornillo,
and Indian Hot Springs
609 AM MST Mon Feb 27 2017

...HIGH WIND WATCH IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
TUESDAY EVENING...

The National Weather Service in El Paso has issued a High Wind
Watch, which is in effect from Tuesday afternoon through Tuesday
evening.

* TIMING...West winds will increase as early as mid-morning,
  reaching their peak by early afternoon. Very strong and gusty
  winds are expected through the afternoon and early evening hours
  beginning to diminish after sunset.

* WINDS...West winds increasing to 25 to 35 mph by late morning.
  Winds will increase to 35 to 45 mph with gusts near 60 mph
  through the afternoon and early evening hours. Isolated
  locations lee of passes and over east slopes may see stronger
  wind speeds.

* IMPACTS...Blowing dust and buffeting winds will cause vehicle
  handling problems in cross winds, and dangerous driving due to
  severe visibility reductions. Stretches of Interstate 10 may be
  closed. Light structures may see damage. Trees and signage may
  come down. Power outages also possible.

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.

&&

$$

Bird

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Lubbock TX
612 AM CST Mon Feb 27 2017

TXZ021>025-027>031-033>036-039>042-272200-
/O.CON.KLUB.HW.A.0002.170228T1700Z-170301T0100Z/
Parmer-Castro-Swisher-Briscoe-Hall-Bailey-Lamb-Hale-Floyd-Motley-
Cochran-Hockley-Lubbock-Crosby-Yoakum-Terry-Lynn-Garza-
Including the cities of Friona, Bovina, Farwell, Dimmitt, Hart,
Tulia, Silverton, Quitaque, Memphis, Muleshoe, Littlefield,
Olton, Plainview, Cedar Hill, Matador, Roaring Springs, Morton,
Levelland, Lubbock, Ralls, Crosbyton, Lorenzo, Denver City,
Plains, Brownfield, Tahoka, ODonnell, Graham, and Post
612 AM CST Mon Feb 27 2017

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

* TIMING...Tuesday from 11 AM until 7 PM.

* WINDS...From the southwest at 35 to 45 mph with gusts to around
  60 mph.

* IMPACTS...Travel could become hazardous, especially for small
  cars and large trucks. Lightweight outdoor objects could be
  swept away if not secured. Blowing dust will reduce visibility,
  especially near construction sites and open fields.

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 more may occur.

&&

$$

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
351 AM MST Mon Feb 27 2017

...POTENTIALLY DAMAGING WINDS EXPECTED FOR PORTIONS OF CENTRAL
AND EASTERN NEW MEXICO TUESDAY...

.A Pacific storm system crossing the Great Basin today will race
across New Mexico on Tuesday. An associated cold front combined
with very strong winds aloft that will mix down to the surface
will create widespread strong to potentially damaging winds
across portions of central and eastern New Mexico from Tuesday
morning into early Tuesday evening.

NMZ521-523-524-526-533>540-271900-
/O.CON.KABQ.HW.A.0007.170228T1700Z-170301T0200Z/
Sandia/Manzano Mountains-Central Highlands-
South Central Highlands-South Central Mountains-Guadalupe County-
Quay County-Curry County-Roosevelt County-De Baca County-
Chaves County Plains-Eastern Lincoln County-
Southwest Chaves County-
351 AM MST Mon Feb 27 2017

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

* LOCATION...From the Sandia, Manzano and South Central
  mountains, the Central and South Central Highlands, Eastern
  Lincoln and Southwest Chaves Counties, east to the Texas
  border.

* WINDS...West to southwest at 30 to 45 mph with gusts of 60 to
  65 mph.

* TIMING...Winds will increase rapidly early Tuesday morning,
  peak from midday through the afternoon, then diminish in the
  evening.

* VISIBILITY...Could be reduced to 1 mile in blowing dust across
  the highlands and plains.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...Drivers of vans, campers, trailers, and other
  high-profile vehicles should be prepared for these potentially
  dangerous high winds, especially on north to south oriented
  highways, including U.S. Highways 285 and 54.

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.

&&

$$

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
351 AM MST Mon Feb 27 2017

...POTENTIALLY DAMAGING WINDS EXPECTED FOR PORTIONS OF CENTRAL
AND EASTERN NEW MEXICO TUESDAY...

.A Pacific storm system crossing the Great Basin today will race
across New Mexico on Tuesday. An associated cold front combined
with very strong winds aloft that will mix down to the surface
will create widespread strong to potentially damaging winds
across portions of central and eastern New Mexico from Tuesday
morning into early Tuesday evening.

NMZ525-271900-
/O.EXA.KABQ.HW.A.0007.170228T1700Z-170301T0200Z/
Upper Tularosa Valley-
351 AM MST Mon Feb 27 2017

...HIGH WIND WATCH IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH TUESDAY
EVENING...

The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a High
Wind Watch, which is in effect from Tuesday morning through
Tuesday evening.

* LOCATION...Upper Tularosa Basin.

* WINDS...West to southwest at 30 to 45 mph with gusts of 60 to
  65 mph.

* TIMING...Winds will increase rapidly early Tuesday morning,
  peak from midday through the afternoon, then diminish in the
  evening.

* VISIBILITY...Could be reduced to 1 mile in blowing dust across
  the highlands and plains.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...Drivers of vans, campers, trailers, and other
  high-profile vehicles should be prepared for these potentially
  dangerous high winds, especially on north to south oriented
  highways.

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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