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Middle Rio Grande Valley-Sandia...Manzano and Gallinas Mountains-
East Central Plains-West Central Highlands-
216 PM MDT Wed Apr 26 2017
...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING...
* AREA AND TIMING...Thursday afternoon and early evening for the
West Central Highlands, Middle Rio Grande Valley, Sandia,
Manzano and Gallinas Mountains below 7500 feet, and the East
Central Plains where significant rainfall did not occur recently.
* 20 FOOT WINDS...Westerly 25 to 35 mph with gusts near 50 mph.
Winds may be locally higher near Clines Corners.
* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...Minimums between 10 and 15 percent.
* IMPACTS...Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.
Outdoor burning is not recommended.
Please advise the appropriate officials or fire crews in the
field of this Fire Weather Watch.
$$High Wind Watch
Sandia/Manzano Mountains-Central Highlands-
South Central Highlands-South Central Mountains-
Eastern Lincoln County-Southwest Chaves County-
359 PM MDT Wed Apr 26 2017
...HIGH WIND WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING
THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING...
* LOCATION...Sandia, Manzano and South Central Mountains,
Central and South Central Highlands, Eastern Lincoln and
Southwest Chaves Counties.
* WINDS...West to northwest 30 to 40 mph with gusts to around 60
* TIMING...Wind will strengthen through the morning, peak during
the afternoon and diminish Thursday evening.
* VISIBILITY...Locally reduced in dust prone locations.
* LOCAL IMPACTS...Strong cross winds will impact north to south
oriented roads. Light weight and unsecured objects may become
airborne. Flimsy structures may topple over.
Remember, A High Wind Watch means conditions are favorable for a
potentially damaging high wind event in and close to the watch
area. Sustained wind speeds of at least 40 mph or gusts of 58 mph
or more can lead to property damage. Monitor the latest forecasts
at weather.gov/abq, listen to NOAA weather radio or your favorite
$$Special Weather Statement
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-
1053 AM MDT Wed Apr 26 2017
...SIGNIFICANT LATE SEASON WINTER STORM TO HIT NORTHERN AND
CENTRAL NEW MEXICO LATE FRIDAY THROUGH EARLY SUNDAY...
An unusually cold upper level low pressure system and associated
cold front will begin impacting the area Friday, with impacts
ramping up Friday night into Saturday. Precipitation chances will
trend up during the Friday night through Saturday period, with the
best chances over the Northern Mountains and much of East Central
and Northeast New Mexico. Rain will quickly turn over to snow
Friday night into Saturday morning, even at a number of lower
elevation locales. Accumulating snow is expected, with significant
amounts in the Northern Mountains and across northeast New
Mexico. Major travel corridors will be impacted by accumulating
snow, especially along Interstate 25 between Glorieta Pass and
Raton Pass and possibly along Interstate 40 between Tijeras Pass
and Santa Rosa.
In addition to snow impacts, a late season freeze is forecast
Saturday night into Sunday morning at a number of lower elevation
locales that are already beyond the average last freeze date. In
fact, a number of lower elevation locales may see a hard freeze,
which could have significant negative impacts to local
Monitor NOAA weather radio, weather.gov/abq or your local media
for the latest updates on this situation.