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URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SALT LAKE CITY UT
755 PM MDT SAT APR 30 2016


UTZ002-011200-
/O.CON.KSLC.HW.W.0004.160501T0300Z-160501T2100Z/
NORTHERN WASATCH FRONT-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BRIGHAM CITY...OGDEN...BOUNTIFUL
755 PM MDT SAT APR 30 2016

...HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 PM MDT SUNDAY...

* AFFECTED AREA...THE NORTHERN WASATCH FRONT.

* WINDS...SUSTAINED EAST WINDS BETWEEN 30 AND 40 MPH WITH
  WIDESPREAD GUSTS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. GUSTS NEAR 80 MPH
  POSSIBLE IN THE FARMINGTON AND CENTERVILLE AREAS.

* TIMING...STRONG GUSTS HAVE SURFACE IN THE DAVIS COUNTY AREA
  EARLY THIS EVENING. THE WEBER AND BOX ELDER COUNTY PORTIONS OF
  THE WARNING WILL SEE WINDS CONTINUE TO INCREASE THIS EVENING.
  THE STRONGEST WILL LIKELY OCCUR AFTER MIDNIGHT THROUGH MID
  MORNING SUNDAY. WINDS WILL GRADUALLY DECREASE LATE SUNDAY
  MORNING THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON. THERE MAY BE A SECONDARY
  INCREASE IN GUSTS SUNDAY EVENING...BUT SPEEDS ARE NOT EXPECTED
  TO BE AS STRONG.

* IMPACTS...UNSECURED LIGHT WEIGHT ITEMS WILL BE EASILY
  DISPLACED IN STRONG WIND GUSTS...INCLUDING TRAMPOLINES AND
  LAWN FURNITURE. SUDDEN STRONG WIND GUSTS WILL CREATE HAZARDOUS
  TRAVEL CONDITIONS FOR HIGH PROFILE AND LIGHT WEIGHT VEHICLES...
  ESPECIALLY IF THESE GUSTS ARE ENCOUNTERED AS CROSS WINDS.
  PORTIONS OF THE LEGACY PARKWAY...INTERSTATE 15 AND HIGHWAY 89
  THROUGH NORTHERN UTAH WILL BE IMPACTED. WIND SENSITIVE
  OPERATIONS WILL BE AFFECTED.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A HIGH WIND WARNING MEANS A HAZARDOUS HIGH WIND EVENT IS EXPECTED
OR IS OCCURRING. SUSTAINED WIND SPEEDS OF AT LEAST 40 MPH OR
GUSTS OF 58 MPH OR MORE CAN LEAD TO PROPERTY DAMAGE. VEHICLES...
ESPECIALLY HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES...CAN BE DIFFICULT TO CONTROL AT
TIMES IN HIGH WINDS. MOTORISTS SHOULD TAKE EXTRA CAUTION...
ESPECIALLY WHILE CROSSING BRIDGES...OVERPASSES AND UNSHELTERED
AREAS.

&&

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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.

NMZ519-010500-
/O.CON.KABQ.HW.W.0008.160501T0500Z-160501T1800Z/
MIDDLE RIO GRANDE VALLEY/ALBUQUERQUE METRO AREA-
344 PM MDT SAT APR 30 2016

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

* LOCATION...THIS INCLUDES THE MIDDLE RIO GRANDE VALLEY CONSISTING
  OF THE ALBUQUERQUE METRO AREA...PLACITAS...AND EASTERN PORTIONS
  OF VALENCIA COUNTY.

* WINDS...EAST AT 45 TO 55 MPH WITH GUSTS REACHING 65 TO 75 MPH.
  LOCALLY HIGHER GUSTS ARE POSSIBLE IN THE EASTERN FOOTHILLS AND
  HEIGHTS...WEST TO INTERSTATE 25. THIS INCLUDES THE ALBUQUERQUE
  SUNPORT.

* TIMING...EAST WINDS WILL POUR INTO THE RIO GRANDE DURING THE
  LATE EVENING HOURS TONIGHT WITH STRONG TO DAMAGING WINDS FROM
  AROUND MIDNIGHT TONIGHT UNTIL NOON SUNDAY. WINDS WILL GRADUALLY
  DECREASE DURING THE AFTERNOON SUNDAY...THOUGH GUSTY WINDS WILL
  CONTINUE THROUGH THE AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

* VISIBILITY...MAY BE REDUCED BELOW 3 MILES DUE TO BLOWING DUST.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...THE POTENTIALLY STRONG TO DAMAGING HIGH WIND
  EVENT WILL CREATE DIFFICULT DRIVING CONDITIONS ALONG NORTH SOUTH
  ORIENTED ROADWAYS...INCLUDING INTERSTATE 25. LAWN FURNITURE...
  TRAMPOLINES AND OTHER LOOSE OUTDOOR OBJECTS MAY BE LOFTED OR
  TOSSED. WATCH FOR TUMBLEWEEDS AND OTHER PLANT DEBRIS ON ROADS.
  PROPERTY DAMAGE AND DOWNED POWER LINES ARE ALSO POSSIBLE FROM
  WINDS OF THIS STRENGTH.

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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