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Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
355 AM MST Fri Jan 18 2019

NMZ501>540-191200-
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-
355 AM MST Fri Jan 18 2019

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

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

A vigorous upper level disturbance will bring wintry weather and strong
to damaging winds to portions of New Mexico today. Snow accumulations
will be concentrated over the northern mountains where a couple to a
few inches are expected. Locally, up to a foot of fresh snow is
possible on the higher peaks of the San Juan/Tusas mountains and
perhaps on isolated peaks of the Sangre de Cristos.

Strong winds will impact most of northern and central New Mexico
today with wind speeds being strongest in the afternoon. Areas
within the central and south central mountains and highlands,
eastward into the plains will observe the strongest gusts, likely
exceeding 55 to 65 mph.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Saturday through Thursday

Another deep weather disturbance will encroach upon New Mexico late
Monday into Tuesday. While precipitation appears to be very light,
much colder temperatures and another round of strong and hazardous
winds is forecast Monday afternoon.

Lower humidity in portions of the east central plains could combine
with the strong winds Monday afternoon, creating critical fire
weather conditions.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

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

$$

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High Wind Warning

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
344 AM MST Fri Jan 18 2019

...STRONG AND POTENTIALLY DAMAGING WINDS OVER PORTIONS OF CENTRAL
AND EASTERN NEW MEXICO TODAY...

.A vigorous trough of low pressure will slide into New Mexico on
Friday with a strong jet streak aloft and a deepening lee-side
surface low accompanying. The strong pressure gradient that will
take shape over New Mexico will lead to very strong winds, with
the strongest winds generally across the higher terrain south of
Interstate 40. Wind gusts may occasionally exceed 55 to 65 mph
with possible wind damage to trees, utility poles, and roofs.

NMZ508-521>526-533>540-181900-
/O.EXT.KABQ.HW.W.0001.190118T1500Z-190119T0400Z/
Southwest Mountains-Sandia/Manzano Mountains-Estancia Valley-
Central Highlands-South Central Highlands-Upper Tularosa Valley-
South Central Mountains-Guadalupe County-Quay County-Curry County-
Roosevelt County-De Baca County-Chaves County Plains-
Eastern Lincoln County-Southwest Chaves County-
344 AM MST Fri Jan 18 2019

...HIGH WIND WARNING NOW IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM THIS MORNING TO 9 PM
MST THIS EVENING...

* LOCATION...Southwest Mountains, Sandia/Manzano Mountains,
  Estancia Valley, Central Highlands, South Central Highlands,
  Upper Tularosa Valley, South Central Mountains, Guadalupe
  County, Quay County, Curry County, Roosevelt County, De Baca
  County, Chaves County Plains, Eastern Lincoln County, Southwest
  Chaves County.

* WINDS...Sustained from the northwest at 30 to 45 mph with
  occasional gusts of 55 to 65 mph.

* TIMING...Winds will quickly increase through the morning,
  peaking in intensity through the afternoon. Winds will begin
  decreasing in speed this evening.

* VISIBILITY...Areas of blowing dust may cause visibility
  reductions down to 5 miles in portions of the eastern plains.
  In addition, visibility may be reduced to less than one mile
  in blowing snow across the higher terrain of the central and
  southern mountains.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...Strong crosswinds will exist on southwest-to-
  northeast oriented roads. High profile vehicles will be
  exposed to dangerous driving conditions. Gusts to 65 mph may
  cause damage to vulnerable trees and structures.

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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