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High Wind Watch

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
342 PM MDT FRI APR 29 2016

...DAMAGING WINDS POSSIBLE FOR THE ALBUQUERQUE METRO SATURDAY
NIGHT...

.A STRONG BACK DOOR COLD FRONT WILL PLUNGE SOUTHWARD ACROSS THE
PLAINS SATURDAY EVENING AND PUSH WESTWARD THROUGH THE GAPS OF THE
RIO GRANDE VALLEY SATURDAY NIGHT. STRONG SOUTHEASTERLY MID LEVEL
FLOW WILL AID IN PRODUCING POTENTIALLY DAMAGING WIND SPEEDS.
THOUGH THE STRONGEST WINDS ARE EXPECTED AROUND THE ALBUQUERQUE
METRO AREA...GUSTY WINDS ARE ALSO POSSIBLE AS FAR NORTH AS SANTA
FE AND TAOS...AND AS FAR SOUTH AS SOCORRO AND CARRIZOZO.

NMZ519-301200-
/O.NEW.KABQ.HW.A.0007.160501T0500Z-160501T1800Z/
MIDDLE RIO GRANDE VALLEY/ALBUQUERQUE METRO AREA-
342 PM MDT FRI APR 29 2016

...HIGH WIND WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH SUNDAY
MORNING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A HIGH
WIND WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH
SUNDAY MORNING.

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

* WINDS...EAST AT 35 TO 50 MPH WITH GUSTS NEAR 65 MPH. LOCALLY
  HIGHER GUSTS ARE POSSIBLE.

* TIMING...STRONG TO DAMAGING WINDS WILL PUSH INTO THE RIO GRANDE
  VALLEY AROUND MIDNIGHT SATURDAY NIGHT...AND CONTINUE THROUGH
  SUNDAY MORNING. WINDS WILL DECREASE AFTER THE NOON HOUR
  SUNDAY...THOUGH WILL CONTINUE TO BE GUSTY.

* 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 OUTDOOR OBJECTS MAY BE LOFTED
  OR TOSSED. WATCH FOR TUMBLEWEEDS RACING ACROSS ROADWAYS.
  PROPERTY DAMAGE AND DOWNED POWER LINES ARE ALSO POSSIBLE FROM
  WINDS OF THIS STRENGTH.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

REMEMBER...A HIGH WIND WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR A
POTENTIALLY DAMAGING HIGH WIND EVENT IN AND CLOSE TO THE WATCH
AREA. SUSTAINED WIND SPEEDS OF AT LEAST 40 MPH OR GUSTS OF 58 MPH
OR MORE CAN LEAD TO PROPERTY DAMAGE. MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS
AT WEATHER.GOV/ABQ...LISTEN TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR YOUR FAVORITE
MEDIA OUTLET.

&&

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Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
635 AM MDT FRI APR 29 2016

NMZ501>540-301200-
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-
635 AM MDT FRI APR 29 2016

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF NORTH AND CENTRAL
NEW MEXICO.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

SNOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGH MOST OF THE MORNING ACROSS THE NORTHERN
MOUNTAINS...THEN BECOME MORE INTERMITTENT THROUGH THE AFTERNOON
AND EVENING. A FEW MORE INCHES MAY ACCUMULATE ACROSS THE TUSAS
MOUNTAINS MAINLY NEAR AND ABOVE 8200 FEET THIS MORNING WHILE
SEVERAL MORE INCHES WILL LIKELY ACROSS A GOOD PORTION OF THE
SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS.

SOME HIGH BASED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL LIKELY PRODUCE
BRIEF AND LOCALLY STRONG GUSTY WINDS AND SOME BLOWING DUST ACROSS
MUCH OF WEST AND CENTRAL NEW MEXICO THIS AFTERNOON AND EARLY
EVENING.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SATURDAY THROUGH THURSDAY

A BACK DOOR COLD FRONT SURGING THROUGH THE CENTRAL MOUNTAIN CHAIN
SATURDAY NIGHT WILL LIKELY GENERATE VERY STRONG TO PERHAPS
DAMAGING EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS INTO THE RIO GRANDE VALLEY...
STRONGEST BELOW GAPS IN THE CENTRAL MOUNTAIN CHAIN. SOME OF THE
STRONGEST WINDS WILL LIKELY IMPACT PORTIONS OF THE ALBUQUERQUE
METRO AREA WITH GUSTS THAT MAY EXCEED 55 OR 60 MPH.

ANOTHER STORM SYSTEM HAS THE POTENTIAL TO PRODUCE SIGNIFICANT TO
PERHAPS MAJOR SNOW ACCUMULATIONS ACROSS THE NORTHERN MOUNTAINS
FROM LATER SATURDAY NIGHT INTO MONDAY.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO REPORT SNOWFALL AMOUNTS THROUGH THE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE WEB SITE AT WEATHER.GOV/ABQ
OR BY CALLING 1.888.386.7637.

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