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Wind Advisory

Statement as of 11:35 AM MDT on March 23, 2017

Expires 11:00 PM EDT on March 23, 2017


... Wind Advisory remains in effect until 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.





Special Statement

Statement as of 1:50 PM MDT on March 23, 2017

Expires 7:00 PM EDT on March 23, 2017


... Localized strong downburst winds from passing showers and
thunderstorms to impact areas along and east of the Rio Grande
Valley this afternoon...

Just before 2pm MDT, a strong Pacific cold front was poised just
west of the Rio Grande Valley gradually moving eastward.

Showers and isolated thunderstorms developing along and ahead of
this front will deliver localized very strong, potentially
damaging wind gusts also known as downbursts. The shower activity
will generally move toward the east northeast at 15 to 25 mph.
Winds will swith to west or northwest behind the cold front.

Monitor NOAA Weather Radio, weather.Gov/abq or your local media
for the latest updates on this situation.

Contact local law enforcement or the National Weather Service at
1.888.386.7637 to report any wind-related damage.


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150 PM MDT Thu Mar 23 2017

... Localized strong downburst winds from passing showers and
thunderstorms to impact areas along and east of the Rio Grande
Valley this afternoon...

Just before 2pm MDT, a strong Pacific cold front was poised just
west of the Rio Grande Valley gradually moving eastward.

Showers and isolated thunderstorms developing along and ahead of
this front will deliver localized very strong, potentially
damaging wind gusts also known as downbursts. The shower activity
will generally move toward the east northeast at 15 to 25 mph.
Winds will swith to west or northwest behind the cold front.

Monitor NOAA Weather Radio, weather.Gov/abq or your local media
for the latest updates on this situation.

Contact local law enforcement or the National Weather Service at
1.888.386.7637 to report any wind-related damage.


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Fire Weather Watch

Statement as of 4:11 AM MDT on March 23, 2017

Expires 9:00 PM EDT on March 24, 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.





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