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238 PM MST Fri Jan 19 2018
...HIGH WIND WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY LATE EVENING THROUGH
The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a High
Wind Watch, which is in effect from late Saturday evening through
* LOCATION...This includes the Central and South Central
Highlands, South Central Mountains and Eastern Lincoln and
Southwest Chaves Counties.
* WINDS...Southwest increasing to 35 to 45 mph with gusts to 60
mph by midnight Saturday night, then will increase to 40 to 50
mph with gusts to 70 mph out of the west on Sunday. Damaging
wind gusts to 75 mph will be possible on the highest peaks of
the Capitan Mountains.
* TIMING...Winds will increase Saturday and continue to increase
Saturday night into Sunday, before diminishing late Sunday
afternoon and evening.
* VISIBILITY...Locally reduced to 3 to 5 miles in blowing dust.
* LOCAL IMPACTS...Take action to secure trash cans, lawn
furniture, and other loose or lightweight outdoor objects. High
winds can topple trees, blow weakened roofs off houses, and down
power lines. Travel on roads will be hazardous, especially on
north to south facing roads, including U.S. Highway 54.
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