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URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
1047 PM MDT SAT APR 30 2016

...STRONG TO POSSIBLY DAMAGING WINDS POSSIBLE FOR PORTIONS OF THE
ALBUQUERQUE METRO INTO SUNDAY MORNING...WITH STRONG WINDS NEAR
GAPS INTO THE RIO GRANDE VALLEY AND OVER THE HIGHER TERRAIN OF
CENTRAL NEW MEXICO...

.A COLD FRONT PLUNGING INTO THE EASTERN PLAINS THIS EVENING WILL
BE DRAWN WESTWARD BY AN UPPER LEVEL STORM SYSTEM OVER ARIZONA.
THIS WILL HELP INTENSIFY WIND SPEEDS THROUGH GAPS IN THE CENTRAL
MOUNTAIN CHAIN AND INTO THE RIO GRANDE VALLEY. SOME OF THE
STRONGEST PEAK WIND GUSTS ARE POSSIBLE ALONG THE EASTERN FOOTHILLS
FROM THE PLACITAS AREA SOUTHWARD THROUGH EASTERN VALENCIA AND
SOCORRO COUNTIES BEFORE MID MORNING SUNDAY.

NMZ504-507-518-520-521-524-011100-
/O.CON.KABQ.WI.Y.0022.160501T0500Z-160501T1800Z/
NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-WEST CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-SANTA FE METRO AREA-
LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-SANDIA/MANZANO MOUNTAINS-
SOUTH CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-
1047 PM MDT SAT APR 30 2016

...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON MDT SUNDAY...

* LOCATION...THE SANDIA AND MANZANO MOUNTAINS...WEST CENTRAL AND
  NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS...AS WELL AS THE SANTA FE METRO AREA...LOWER
  RIO GRANDE VALLEY INCLUDING SOCORRO AND SOUTH CENTRAL HIGHLANDS
  INCLUDING CARRIZOZO.

* WINDS...EAST TO SOUTHEAST 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS AROUND 50
  MPH.

* TIMING...THE STRONG WINDS WILL SPREAD SOUTH AND WESTWARD DURING
  THE NIGHT...INITIALLY IMPACTING THE SANTA FE METRO AND SANDIA
  AND MANZANO MOUNTAINS BEFORE REACHING THE LOWER RIO GRANDE
  VALLEY AND SOUTH CENTRAL...WEST CENTRAL AND NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS
  BETWEEN MIDNIGHT AND 6 AM SUNDAY.

* VISIBILITY...WILL BE REDUCED TO 3 TO 5 MILES IN DUST PRONE
  AREAS.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...IN ADDITION TO AREAS OF BLOWING DUST...
  HAZARDOUS CROSS WINDS WILL IMPACT PORTIONS OF INTERSTATE 25 NEAR
  AND SOUTH OF SANTA FE AND THROUGH VALENCIA AND SOCORRO COUNTIES.
  BE PREPARED FOR SUDDEN STRONG GUSTS NEAR CANYONS AND GAPS.

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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