McKinley County, New Mexico
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Fire Weather Warning
NMZ101-105-109-200000-
/O.CON.KABQ.FW.W.0033.180419T1700Z-180420T0300Z/
Northwest Plateau-Northwest Highlands-West Central Highlands-
316 AM MDT Thu Apr 19 2018

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO
9 PM MDT THIS EVENING...

* AREA AND TIMING...Northwest Plateau, Northwest and West Central
Highlands late this morning through this evening.

* 20 FOOT WINDS...South to southwest increasing to 25 to 35 mph
with gusts of 45 to 55 mph by this afternoon, diminishing this
evening.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...Lowering to 6 to 10 percent.

* IMPACTS...Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly
and will be hard to control. Long range spotting and extreme
fire behavior will be possible. Outdoor burning should not be
done.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Please advise the appropriate officials or fire crews in the
field of this Red Flag Warning.

&&

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High Wind Warning
NMZ507-518-519-521-522-191800-
/O.NEW.KABQ.HW.W.0014.180419T2200Z-180420T0900Z/
West Central Highlands-Santa Fe Metro Area-
Middle Rio Grande Valley/Albuquerque Metro Area-
Sandia/Manzano Mountains-Estancia Valley-
451 AM MDT Thu Apr 19 2018

...HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 3 AM
MDT FRIDAY...

The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a High
Wind Warning, which is in effect from 4 PM this afternoon to 3 AM
MDT Friday.

* LOCATION...West Central Highlands, Santa Fe and Albuquerque
Metro Areas, Sandia/Manzano Mountains, and the Estancia Valley.

* WINDS...South to Southeast 30 to 45 mph with gusts of 55 to 65
mph.

* TIMING...Winds will increase this afternoon and peak during the
evening as showers and storms enhance downburst winds.

* VISIBILITY...Locally reduced from 2 to 5 miles in areas of
blowing dust. Visibility may be locally reduced below 1/4 mile
near dry arroyo beds, open fields, and construction sites.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...Strong winds will create hazardous cross winds
on west to east oriented roadways, including Interstate 40 and
parts of Interstate 25. Blowing dust may create sudden and very
dangerous reductions to visibility. High profile vehicles may
become unstable or even blow over, light weight objects may be
tossed around, dead trees, tree limbs, and power lines may fall.

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.

&&

$$

Wind Advisory
NMZ501>506-508-516-517-520-523-524-527>529-191800-
/O.NEW.KABQ.WI.Y.0028.180419T2200Z-180420T0900Z/
Northwest Plateau-Chuska Mountains-Far Northwest Highlands-
Northwest Highlands-West Central Plateau-West Central Mountains-
Southwest Mountains-Upper Rio Grande Valley-
Lower Chama River Valley-Lower Rio Grande Valley-
Central Highlands-South Central Highlands-
Raton Ridge/Johnson Mesa-Far Northeast Highlands-
Northeast Highlands-
451 AM MDT Thu Apr 19 2018

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 3 AM MDT
FRIDAY...

The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a Wind
Advisory, which is in effect from 4 PM this afternoon to 3 AM MDT
Friday.

* LOCATION...Much of western New Mexico, the Upper and Lower Rio
Grande Valley, and areas from Raton Ridge southward through the
Northeast and Central Highlands.

* WINDS...Southerly 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 50 mph.

* TIMING...Winds will increase this afternoon and peak this
evening before tapering off overnight.

* VISIBILITY...Locally reduced in areas of blowing dust.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...Strong cross winds will create difficult travel
on east to west oriented roadways, including Interstate 40.

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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