Valencia County, New Mexico
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Fire Weather Watch
NMZ106-240100-
/O.NEW.KABQ.FW.A.0014.170324T1900Z-170325T0100Z/
Middle Rio Grande Valley-
411 AM MDT Thu Mar 23 2017

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
FRIDAY EVENING...

The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a Fire
Weather Watch...which is in effect from Friday afternoon through
Friday evening.

* AREA AND TIMING...Middle Rio Grande Valley, including
Albuquerque Friday afternoon and early evening.

* 20 FOOT WINDS...Northwest at 20 to 30 mph with occasional gusts
to 45 mph.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...10 to 15 percent.

* IMPACTS...Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.
Outdoor burning is not recommended.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Please advise the appropriate officials or fire crews in the
field of this Fire Weather Watch.

&&

$$
High Wind Warning
NMZ521-231800-
/O.NEW.KABQ.HW.W.0011.170323T1700Z-170324T0300Z/
Sandia/Manzano Mountains-
358 AM MDT Thu Mar 23 2017

...HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 9 PM
MDT THIS EVENING...

The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a High
Wind Warning, which is in effect from 11 AM this morning to 9 PM
MDT this evening.

* LOCATION...Sandia and Manzano mountains.

* WINDS...Southwest 30 to 45 mph with gusts up to 60 mph.

* TIMING...Winds will strengthen around mid day today, then become
very strong during the mid to late afternoon. Speeds may remain
hazardous, especially along exposed ridge tops tonight and again
on Friday.

* VISIBILITY...dropping to 3 to 5 miles at times in dust prone
locations.

* 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 vehicles.

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.

&&

$$

Special Weather Statement
NMZ501>540-231200-
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-
348 PM MDT Wed Mar 22 2017

...POTENT SPRING STORM TO BRING AN END TO THE RECENT WARMTH...

The extended period of record warmth will come to a dramatic end
Thursday as a potent spring storm system impacts New Mexico with
wind, rain, mountain snow and much cooler temperatures.

Southwest winds will increase Thursday morning ahead of a strong
upper low and surface cold front. Many areas within central and
eastern NM will experience wind gusts between 45 and 65 mph along
with localized areas of blowing dust. The cold front will plow
eastward through late afternoon and shift winds dramatically to
the west. Much cooler air will move into NM behind this front
with windy conditions continuing.nRain and high terrain snow
showers will also develop over northern and western NM behind the
front. Meanwhile, a dryline will set up over far eastern NM and
increase the chance for a few severe thunderstorms along the TX
state line.

A second cold front will blast into the northeast late Thursday
night and drive south Friday with high winds, colder air and
precipitation.

This storm system will quickly intensify over northeastern NM
Thursday night and Friday before exiting into the central plains
states. A second cold front will blast south into northeast New
Mexico late Thursday night and roar south Friday. High winds
will develop over eastern NM with gusts up to 65 mph possible.
High terrain snow will continue over the Sangre de Cristo
Mountains eastward along the CO border. The potential exists for
several inches of wind blown snow to accumulate in this area,
including Angel Fire, Ute Park, Raton Pass, Des Moines, Capulin
and Folsom.

The combination of windy conditions with much cooler temperatures
across the entire area will be a shock compared to the recent
warmth.

$$

Wind Advisory
NMZ512-514-515-519-520-522-524-525-231800-
/O.NEW.KABQ.WI.Y.0019.170323T1700Z-170324T0300Z/
West Slopes Sangre de Cristo Mountains-
Southern Sangre de Cristos above 9500 feet-
East Slopes Sangre de Cristo Mountains-
Middle Rio Grande Valley/Albuquerque Metro Area-
Lower Rio Grande Valley-Estancia Valley-South Central Highlands-
Upper Tularosa Valley-
358 AM MDT Thu Mar 23 2017

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 9 PM MDT
THIS EVENING...

The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a Wind
Advisory, which is in effect from 11 AM this morning to 9 PM MDT
this evening.

* LOCATION...Portions of central New Mexico, including the
Albuquerque metro area.

* WINDS...Southwest 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 50 mph, turning
west late this afternoon.

* TIMING...Winds will strengthen around mid day today, then become
strong during the mid to late afternoon. Speeds will trend
downward with sunset, but still remain breezy to windy overnight
and into Friday.

* VISIBILITY...dropping to 3 to 5 miles at times in dust prone
locations today.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...unsecured objects may become airborne. Power
outages will be possible. Cross winds will be dangerous,
especially for high profile vehicles.

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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