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URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
1056 PM MST SAT NOV 22 2014

...STRONG TO DAMAGING WINDS TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY...

.VERY WINDY CONDITIONS WILL DEVELOP OVER AND NEAR THE MOUNTAINS
AND ACROSS THE ADJACENT HIGHLANDS TONIGHT...THEN EXPAND THROUGHOUT
MUCH OF THE LOWER ELEVATIONS BY MID DAY SUNDAY. DAMAGING WINDS MAY
DEVELOP OVER THE PEAKS AND ALONG THE EAST SLOPES OF THE CENTRAL
MOUNTAIN CHAIN LATER TONIGHT AND CONTINUE THROUGH MUCH OF SUNDAY.
MUCH COLDER TEMPERATURES ARE ALSO FORECAST SUNDAY AS A COLD FRONT
PLUNGES THROUGH THE STATE FROM NORTHWEST TO SOUTHEAST. WIND CHILLS
IN THE LOWER 20S TO LOWER 30S ARE LIKELY SUNDAY AFTERNOON OVER
MUCH OF THE REGION.

NMZ513>515-521-523-526-231230-
/O.CON.KABQ.HW.W.0015.000000T0000Z-141124T0100Z/
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-
1056 PM MST SAT NOV 22 2014

...HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM MST SUNDAY...

* 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 UP TO 65
  MPH.

* TIMING...WINDS STRENGTHENING TONIGHT AND CONTINUING THROUGH
  SUNDAY AFTERNOON BEFORE GRADUALLY DECREASING.

* VISIBILITY...CHANCES FOR SNOW WILL INCREASE TONIGHT AND INTO
  SUNDAY OVER THE SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS. BLOWING SNOW MAY
  REDUCE VISIBILITIES TO ONE MILE OR LESS SUNDAY.

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

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

REMEMBER...A HIGH WIND WARNING MEANS DAMAGING WINDS ARE IMMINENT
OR HIGHLY LIKELY. SUSTAINED WIND SPEEDS OF AT LEAST 40 MPH OR
GUSTS OF 58 MPH OR MORE CAN LEAD TO PROPERTY DAMAGE.

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