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URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
250 PM MDT Thu Apr 19 2018

...STRONG TO DAMAGING WINDS EXPECTED THIS AFTERNOON INTO FRIDAY
MORNING...

.A potent storm system approaching from the west will spread
strong to potentially damaging southerly winds across the region
this afternoon into Friday morning. Strong winds over western New
Mexico will spread eastward toward the Rio Grande Valley and high
plains of eastern New Mexico this afternoon and tonight. A band
of mainly dry rain showers and thunderstorms is expected to
develop around the Rio Grande Valley early this evening. These
showers will be capable of enhancing strong winds across the
region with severe downburst wind gusts over 60 mph and
significant blowing dust.

NMZ507-518-519-521-522-200600-
/O.CON.KABQ.HW.W.0014.000000T0000Z-180420T0900Z/
West Central Highlands-Santa Fe Metro Area-
Middle Rio Grande Valley/Albuquerque Metro Area-
Sandia/Manzano Mountains-Estancia Valley-
250 PM MDT Thu Apr 19 2018

...HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 AM MDT FRIDAY...

* LOCATION...West Central Highlands, Santa Fe and Albuquerque
  Metro Areas, Sandia/Manzano Mountains, and the Estancia
  Valley.

* WINDS...South to Southeast 30 to 45 mph with gusts of 55 to 65
  mph. Strongest sustained and peak winds are likely along the
  western foothills of the Sandia and Manzano Mountains and
  eastern foothills of the Albuquerque Metro area.

* TIMING...Winds will increase this afternoon, peak during the
  evening, then diminish late tonight. Downburst winds from any
  dry showers or thunderstorms will enhance wind gusts.

* VISIBILITY...Locally reduced from 2 to 5 miles in areas of
  blowing dust. Visibility may be locally reduced below 1/4 mile
  near dry arroyo beds, open fields, and construction sites.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...Strong winds will create hazardous cross winds
  on west to east oriented roadways, including Interstate 40 and
  parts of Interstate 25. Blowing dust may create sudden and
  very dangerous reductions to visibility. High profile vehicles
  may become unstable or even blow over, light weight objects
  may be tossed around, dead trees, tree limbs, and power lines
  may fall.

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.

&&

$$

NMZ511-512-200600-
/O.EXT.KABQ.WI.Y.0028.000000T0000Z-180420T0900Z/
Jemez Mountains-West Slopes Sangre de Cristo Mountains-
250 PM MDT Thu Apr 19 2018

...WIND ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 AM MDT FRIDAY...

* LOCATION...West Slopes Sangre de Cristo and Jemez Mountains.

* WINDS...South to southeast 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 50
  mph.

* TIMING...Winds will increase this afternoon and continue until
  after midnight before diminishing. Snow showers with minor
  accumulations of snow are expected to develop over the higher
  terrain late tonight.

* VISIBILITY...Locally reduced in areas of blowing dust.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...Strong cross winds will create difficult
  travel on east to west oriented roadways.

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.

&&

$$

NMZ515-527>529-200600-
/O.EXT.KABQ.WI.Y.0028.000000T0000Z-180420T1800Z/
East Slopes Sangre de Cristo Mountains-Raton Ridge/Johnson Mesa-
Far Northeast Highlands-Northeast Highlands-
250 PM MDT Thu Apr 19 2018

...WIND ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON MDT FRIDAY...

* LOCATION...East Slopes Sangre de Cristo Mountains, Raton Ridge
  and Johnson Mesa, Far Northeast and Northeast Highlands.

* WINDS...South to southeast 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 50 mph
  tonight. Winds becoming southwest early Friday.

* TIMING...Winds will increase this afternoon and continue through
  midnight. A few snow showers are expected to develop at
  elevations above 8500 or 9000 feet tonight while winds continue
  to impact the area.

* VISIBILITY...Locally reduced in areas of blowing dust. Localized
  blowing snow possible above 9000 feet.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...Strong cross winds will create difficult
  travel on east to west oriented roadways.

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.

&&

$$

NMZ501>506-508-516-517-520-523-524-200600-
/O.CON.KABQ.WI.Y.0028.000000T0000Z-180420T0900Z/
Northwest Plateau-Chuska Mountains-Far Northwest Highlands-
Northwest Highlands-West Central Plateau-West Central Mountains-
Southwest Mountains-Upper Rio Grande Valley-
Lower Chama River Valley-Lower Rio Grande Valley-
Central Highlands-South Central Highlands-
250 PM MDT Thu Apr 19 2018

...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 AM MDT FRIDAY...

* LOCATION...Much of western New Mexico, the Upper and Lower Rio
  Grande and Lower Chama River Valleys, Central and South Central
  Highlands.

* WINDS...Southerly 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 50 mph.

* TIMING...Winds will continue to increase this afternoon and
  peak this evening before tapering off overnight.

* VISIBILITY...Locally reduced in areas of blowing dust.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...Strong cross winds will create difficult
  travel on east to west oriented roadways, including Interstate
  40.

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.

&&

$$

NMZ510-513-514-200600-
/O.CON.KABQ.WI.Y.0028.000000T0000Z-180420T0600Z/
San Juan Mountains-
Northern Sangre de Cristos above 9500 feet/Red River-
Southern Sangre de Cristos above 9500 feet-
250 PM MDT Thu Apr 19 2018

...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT MDT TONIGHT...

* LOCATION...Northern and Southern Sangre de Cristo and San Juan
  Mountains.

* WINDS...South to southeast 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 50
  mph.

* TIMING...Winds will continue to increase this afternoon and
  persist through midnight. Accumulating snow is then expected to
  develop over the high terrain tonight while winds continue to
  impact the area.

* VISIBILITY...Locally reduced in areas of blowing dust.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...Strong cross winds will create difficult
  travel on east to west oriented roadways.

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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