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Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
311 AM MDT Thu Apr 26 2018

Northwest Plateau-Chuska Mountains-Far Northwest Highlands-
Northwest Highlands-West Central Plateau-West Central Mountains-
West Central Highlands-Southwest Mountains-
San Francisco River Valley-San Juan Mountains-Jemez Mountains-
West Slopes Sangre de Cristo Mountains-
Northern Sangre de Cristos above 9500 feet/Red River-
Southern Sangre de Cristos above 9500 feet-
East Slopes Sangre de Cristo Mountains-Upper Rio Grande Valley-
Lower Chama River Valley-Santa Fe Metro Area-
Middle Rio Grande Valley/Albuquerque Metro Area-
Lower Rio Grande Valley-Sandia/Manzano Mountains-Estancia Valley-
Central Highlands-South Central Highlands-Upper Tularosa Valley-
South Central Mountains-Raton Ridge/Johnson Mesa-
Far Northeast Highlands-Northeast Highlands-Union County-
Harding County-Eastern San Miguel County-Guadalupe County-
Quay County-Curry County-Roosevelt County-De Baca County-
Chaves County Plains-Eastern Lincoln County-Southwest Chaves County-
311 AM MDT Thu Apr 26 2018

This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of northern and
central New Mexico.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

A frontal boundary will arrive into New Mexico today, leading to
gusty winds in the eastern plains and especially the northeastern
plains. Sustained winds of 25 to 35 mph will be common with
occasional gusts to 45 or 50 mph. Gusty winds will then surge into
the Rio Grande valley and the Albuquerque metro area this evening
with gusts of 40 to 50 mph possible.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Friday through Wednesday

On Friday, Saturday, and Sunday isolated to scattered thunderstorms
are expected with some storms having the potential for localized
gusty and erratic winds, as well as brief heavy downpours.

Widespread strong winds could return to New Mexico on Monday and
Tuesday along with the threat of critical fire weather due to lower


Spotters are encouraged to report any strong wind gusts through the
National Weather Service Albuquerque web site at or
by calling 1.888.386.7637. You can also submit reports and photos on
our Facebook page or via Twitter using the hashtag nmwx.



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