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Wind Advisory

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
1037 AM MDT Sun May 26 2019

...STRONG SOUTHERLY WINDS TO IMPACT A GOOD PORTION OF CENTRAL NEW
MEXICO...

.An upper level disturbance will bring strong south to southwest
winds through much central New Mexico today with peak gusts of 45
to 55mph. Winds will begin to pick up by noon, peaking from 2pm
to 6pm before subsiding after sunset. There may also be a few dry
thunderstorms that also produce strong erratic gusts generally
focusing from Valencia and Torrance Counties into the Sangre de
Cristo Mountains and adjacent Northeast Highlands. Crosswinds will
produce hazardous travel conditions for high profile vehicles on
east-to-west highways, including the I-40 corridor. Lightweight
objects may be tossed about.

NMZ516-270200-
/O.EXA.KABQ.WI.Y.0034.190526T1800Z-190527T0200Z/
Upper Rio Grande Valley-
1037 AM MDT Sun May 26 2019

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM MDT THIS EVENING...

The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a Wind
Advisory, which is in effect until 8 PM MDT this evening.

* LOCATION...Upper Rio Grande Valley, including Taos.

* WINDS...South to southwest 25 to 40 mph with peak gusts to
  around 50 or 55 mph.

* TIMING...Winds will increase by noon, reach peak speeds mid to
  late this afternoon, then diminish around sunset.

* VISIBILITY...Locally reduced in dust prone areas.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...Take action to secure trash cans, lawn
  furniture, and other loose or lightweight outdoor objects.
  Drivers of vans, campers, trailers, and other high profile
  vehicles should exercise extreme caution, especially on west to
  east oriented highways, including U.S. Highway 64.

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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Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
351 AM MDT Sun May 26 2019

NMZ501>540-271100-
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-
351 AM MDT Sun May 26 2019

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

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

There is an enhanced risk of severe thunderstorms for the eastern
plains of New Mexico this afternoon into the early evening hours.
The primary hazards will be large hail and damaging winds; however,
a tornado or two cannot be ruled out. Meanwhile, virga showers and
downburst winds are possible across central New Mexico during the
afternoon hours.

Widespread strong winds will impact areas along and south of the
Interstate 40 corridor in western and central New Mexico and lee of
the central mountain chain. Peak wind gusts up to 50 mph will result
in hazardous cross winds. Low relative humidities will combine with
the winds to create critical fire weather conditions for areas along
and south of southern McKinley to Torrance counties. Any fires that
develop will have the ability to spread rapidly.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Monday through Saturday

Strong to damaging winds are forecast for the northeast and central
highlands in eastern New Mexico on Monday afternoon. This will also
create dangerous cross winds along the Interstate 40 corridor from
Clines Corners to Santa Rosa.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation may be required from 12pm to 9pm MDT for areas
along and east of Colfax to Chaves Counties in eastern New Mexico
due to the potential for severe thunderstorms.

$$

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