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251 PM MDT Fri Mar 24 2017
...HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM MDT THIS
* LOCATION...Portions of the central mountain chain, adjacent
eastern and central highlands and northeast and east central
plains of New Mexico.
* WINDS...Northwest with sustained speeds of 35 to 45 mph. Gusts
to around 60 mph.
* TIMING...Winds will remain very strong through the late
afternoon and will decrease in speed around sunset.
* VISIBILITY...Dropping to 1 to 3 miles at times in dust prone
locations such as recently plowed agricultural fields.
* LOCAL IMPACTS...Unsecured objects may become airborne and
power lines may topple over. Power outages will be possible.
Cross winds will be dangerous, especially for high profile
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.
$$Special Weather Statement
Northwest Plateau-West Central Highlands-
San Francisco River Valley-Upper Rio Grande Valley-
Lower Chama River Valley-Santa Fe Metro Area-
Middle Rio Grande Valley/Albuquerque Metro Area-Estancia Valley-
Central Highlands-Far Northeast Highlands-Northeast Highlands-
Union County-Harding County-Eastern San Miguel County-
Guadalupe County-Quay County-Curry County-Roosevelt County-
De Baca County-
1217 PM MDT Fri Mar 24 2017
...FREEZING TEMPERATURES TO RETURN AFTER RECORD WARMTH...
The powerful early spring storm system exiting NM today will pull
in the coldest low temperatures seen in several weeks. The record
warm weather through much of March has led to a very early spring
bloom in many areas that usually don't experience their last freeze
well into April. Low temperatures tonight will fall into the lower
to middle 20's in the area from Taos to Espanola, Raton, Las Vegas
and the Estancia Valley. Temperatures are expected to fall into
the lower 30's for areas like Farmington, Glenwood, Santa Fe into
the Albuquerque Valley, and across much of the northeast and east
central plains of NM. These temperatures will be cold enough to
kill tender vegetation that has greened up very early this year.
Folks with gardening interests across this region will need to
take the necessary precautions to protect sensitive vegetation.