Union County, NM
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High Wind Watch
NMZ530-231215-
/O.CON.KABQ.HW.A.0011.141223T1500Z-141224T0000Z/
UNION COUNTY-
509 PM MST MON DEC 22 2014

...HIGH WIND WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH
TUESDAY AFTERNOON...

* LOCATION...UNION COUNTY IN NORTHEAST NEW MEXICO.

* WINDS...SUSTAINED NORTH WINDS OF 30 TO 40 MPH WITH OCCASIONAL
GUSTS OF 55 TO 60 MPH.

* TIMING...WINDS WILL STRENGTHEN RAPIDLY IN THE MORNING
TUESDAY...PEAKING IN THE EARLY TO MID AFTERNOON BEFORE SLOWLY
TAPERING OFF INTO THE EVENING.

* VISIBILITY...REDUCTIONS OF 1 TO 3 MILES WILL BE POSSIBLE DUE
TO BLOWING DUST AND SNOW.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...STRONG CROSS WINDS WILL BE HAZARDOUS FOR LARGE
AND HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES TRAVELING ON WEST TO EAST ORIENTED
ROADS SUCH AS U.S. HIGHWAYS 56...64...AND 87. GUSTS OF 60 MPH
COULD POTENTIALLY DAMAGE WEAKENED AND LIGHT WEIGHT
STRUCTURES... POWER LINES...TREES... AND CHRISTMAS
DECORATIONS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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 MEDIA OUTLET.

&&

$$




Winter Storm Warning
NMZ513>515-527-530-230500-
/O.CON.KABQ.WS.W.0008.000000T0000Z-141223T1200Z/
NORTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS ABOVE 9500 FEET/RED RIVER-
SOUTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS ABOVE 9500 FEET-
EAST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-RATON RIDGE/JOHNSON MESA-
UNION COUNTY-
343 PM MST MON DEC 22 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM MST
TUESDAY...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM
MST TUESDAY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...5 TO 10 INCHES ACROSS THE SANGRE DE CRISTO
MOUNTAINS AND THE RATON RIDGE...AND 3 TO 5 INCHES ACROSS WESTERN
UNION COUNTY.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THIS EVENING BEFORE TAPERING
OFF EARLY TUESDAY.

* WINDS...NORTH 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 30 MPH.

* SNOW LEVELS...TEMPERATURES ARE COLD ENOUGH FOR SNOW AT ALL
LOCATIONS.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...HEAVY SNOW WILL REDUCE VISIBILITIES AND CREATE
DANGEROUS DRIVING CONDITIONS. SLICK AND ICY ROADS ARE LIKELY
ALONG U.S. HIGHWAY 64 BETWEEN DES MOINES AND CLAYTON...AS WELL
AS BETWEEN EAGLE NEST AND CIMARRON.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER
CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW
ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS. ONLY TRAVEL IN AN
EMERGENCY. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL...KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT...FOOD...
AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.

&&

$$

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