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Wind Advisory

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
249 PM MST MON DEC 22 2014

..STRONG TO POTENTIALLY DAMAGING WINDS CONTINUING TODAY WITH
ADDITIONAL HIGH WINDS AGAIN IN NORTHEAST NEW MEXICO TUESDAY...

.A STRONG NORTHWESTERLY JET ALOFT COMBINED WITH RAPIDLY DEEPENING
LOW PRESSURE OVER EASTERN NEW MEXICO WILL KEEP VERY WINDY
CONDITIONS GOING FOR PORTIONS OF NORTHERN AND CENTRAL NEW MEXICO
TODAY. STRONGEST WINDS TODAY WILL BE FOUND OVER THE CENTRAL
MOUNTAINS AND SURROUNDING HIGHLANDS. WHILE SOME AREAS WILL SEE
DIMINISHING WINDS OVERNIGHT...THE WEST CENTRAL SECTIONS OF NEW
MEXICO WILL REMAIN GUSTY. STRONG WINDS WILL THEN REDEVELOP AND
FOCUS OVER NORTHEASTERN NEW MEXICO ON TUESDAY...NAMELY WITHIN
UNION COUNTY...WHERE GUSTS TO 55 TO 60 MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE.

NMZ501-503-504-506-507-518>520-525-526-529-537-538-540-230000-
/O.CON.KABQ.WI.Y.0045.000000T0000Z-141223T0000Z/
NORTHWEST PLATEAU-FAR NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-
WEST CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-WEST CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-SANTA FE METRO AREA-
ALBUQUERQUE METRO AREA-LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-
UPPER TULAROSA VALLEY-SOUTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS-
DE BACA COUNTY-CHAVES COUNTY PLAINS-SOUTHWEST CHAVES COUNTY-
249 PM MST MON DEC 22 2014

...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM MST THIS
AFTERNOON...

* LOCATION...MUCH OF CENTRAL AND WESTERN NEW MEXICO...INCLUDING
  THE ALBUQUERQUE AND SANTA FE METRO AREAS AND LOWER RIO GRANDE
  VALLEY...AS WELL AS THE NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS...NORTHWEST
  PLATEAU...SOUTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS...CHAVES AND DE BACA COUNTIES.

* WINDS...NORTHWEST 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 55 MPH.

* TIMING...WINDS WILL REMAIN STRONG THROUGH THE LATE
  AFTERNOON...SLOWLY TAPERING OFF THIS EVENING.

* VISIBILITY...NO WIDESPREAD REDUCTIONS ARE EXPECTED.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...STRONG CROSS WINDS WILL BE A NUISANCE FOR HIGH
  PROFILE AND LARGE VEHICLES. CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS AND OTHER
  LIGHT WEIGHT OBJECTS WILL BE BLOWN AROUND.

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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Short Term Forecast

SHORT TERM FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
229 PM MST MON DEC 22 2014

NMZ521>526-529-533-537>540-222300-
CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-CHAVES COUNTY PLAINS-DE BACA COUNTY-
EASTERN LINCOLN COUNTY-ESTANCIA VALLEY-GUADALUPE COUNTY-
NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS-SANDIA/MANZANO MOUNTAINS-SOUTH CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-
SOUTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-SOUTHWEST CHAVES COUNTY-
UPPER TULAROSA VALLEY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CARRIZOZO...CLINES CORNERS...ELK...
FORT SUMNER...GRAN QUIVIRA...LAS VEGAS...MORIARTY/ESTANCIA...
PICACHO...ROSWELL...RUIDOSO...SANDIA PARK/CEDAR CREST...TIJERAS...
SANTA ROSA
229 PM MST MON DEC 22 2014

.NOW...
STRONG AND GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS WILL IMPACT MANY CENTRAL AREAS OF
NEW MEXICO...AS WELL AS SOME HIGH PLAINS AREAS JUST EAST. SUSTAINED
WIND SPEEDS OF 20 TO 35 MPH WITH OCCASIONAL GUSTS BETWEEN 40 AND 60
MPH CAN BE EXPECTED THROUGH THE EARLY AFTERNOON. STRONG CROSS WINDS
CAN BE EXPECTED ON SOUTHWEST TO NORTHEAST ORIENTED ROADS SUCH AS
U.S. 54 NEAR CORONA TO SANTA ROSA. EVEN STRONGER WINDS WITH SOME
BLOWING DUST AT TIMES CAN BE EXPECTED FROM MIDDAY ON.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
530 AM MST MON DEC 22 2014

NMZ501>540-231300-
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 CRISTO MOUNTAINS ABOVE 9500 FEET/RED RIVER-
SOUTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS ABOVE 9500 FEET-
EAST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-UPPER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-
LOWER CHAMA RIVER VALLEY-SANTA FE METRO AREA-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-
530 AM MST MON DEC 22 2014

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

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS OF 30 TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 65 MPH
WILL IMPACT THE AREA FROM THE SANDIA AND MANZANO MOUNTAINS EAST
ACROSS THE CENTRAL HIGHLANDS TODAY. WINDY CONDITIONS WILL ALSO
IMPACT MUCH OF THE REMAINDER OF CENTRAL AND WESTERN NEW MEXICO
WITH GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH. SNOW WILL INCREASE IN COVERAGE FOR THE
NORTHERN HIGH TERRAIN TODAY THEN SPREAD DOWN THE PLAINS TONIGHT.
THE COMBINATION OF SNOW...BLOWING SNOW...AND FRIGID TEMPERATURES
WILL CREATE HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY

SNOW WILL TAPER OFF OVER THE EAST SLOPES AND SOUTHEAST PLAINS
TUESDAY MORNING. NORTH WINDS WILL THEN INCREASE AGAIN OVER THE
NORTHEAST AND EAST CENTRAL PLAINS WITH GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH. MUCH
COLDER AIR AND BLOWING SNOW WILL ALLOW HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS
TO PERSIST THROUGH TUESDAY.

WEATHER CAN CHANGE VERY RAPIDLY. ALWAYS USE THE LATEST FORECASTS...
WATCHES AND WARNINGS FOR PLANNING PURPOSES.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

CONTACT THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AT 1.888.386.7637 TO REPORT
WIND SPEEDS GREATER THAN 50 MPH...WIND DAMAGE...AND HEAVY SNOWFALL
AMOUNTS.

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