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

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

.A STRONG BACK DOOR COLD FRONT WILL PLUNGE SOUTHWARD ACROSS THE
EASTERN PLAINS THIS EVENING AND PUSH WESTWARD THROUGH THE GAPS OF
THE CENTRAL MOUNTAIN CHAIN INTO THE RIO GRANDE VALLEY TONIGHT.
WITH A CLOSED LOW POSITIONED OVER ARIZONA...STRONG SOUTHEASTERLY
MID LEVEL FLOW WILL AID IN PRODUCING POTENTIALLY DAMAGING WIND
SPEEDS...AND RESULT IN STRONG WINDS OVER THE CENTRAL HIGHER
TERRAIN. THE HIGHEST WINDS ARE EXPECTED ACROSS THE EASTERN
ALBUQUERQUE METRO AREA. BUT STRONG WINDS ARE ALSO EXPECTED OVER
THE REMAINDER OF ALBUQUERQUE...AND THROUGH THE MOUNTAIN GAPS AS
FAR NORTH AS SANTA FE AND AS FAR SOUTH AS SOCORRO AND CARRIZOZO.

NMZ504-507-518-520-521-524-010500-
/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-
344 PM MDT SAT APR 30 2016

...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM THIS EVENING TO
NOON MDT SUNDAY...

* LOCATION...CENTRAL HIGHER TERRAIN INCLUDING THE SANDIA AND
  MANZANO MOUNTAINS...WEST CENTRAL HIGHLANDS AND NORTHWEST
  HIGHLANDS. ADDITIONALLY...GAP WINDS WILL IMPACT AREAS IN AND
  NEAR SANTA FE...SOCORRO AND CARRIZOZO.

* WINDS...EAST TO SOUTHEAST 30 TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS AROUND 50
  MPH.

* TIMING...GUSTY WINDS TO INITIALLY IMPACT SANTA FE AND THE SANDIA
  AND MANZANO MOUNTAINS BY MIDNIGHT TONIGHT AND ACROSS WEST
  CENTRAL AND NNORTHWEST HIGHER TERRAIN BEFORE 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 IN NORTHERN SOCORRO COUNTY...AS WELL
  AS OTHER NORTH TO SOUTH AND NORTHEAST TO SOUTHWEST ORIENTED
  ROADS. 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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