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High Wind Warning
Issued: 11:48 AM MST Feb. 19, 2018 – National Weather Service

... High Wind Warning remains in effect until 5 am MST Tuesday...

* location... east slopes of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains,
Sandia/Manzano Mountains, Raton ridge/Johnson Mesa, far
northeast Highlands, Harding, eastern San Miguel, and Guadalupe
counties.

* Winds... southwest 35 to 45 mph with gusts 60 mph.

* Timing... winds will persist through the afternoon and then
gradually decrease after midnight.

* Visibility... locally reduced from blowing dust.

* Local impacts... drivers of vans, campers, trailers, and other
high profile vehicles should exercise extreme caution. Sudden
cross winds are possible, including along I-25 in Guadalupe
County, and along U.S. Highway 64 between Eagle Nest and Angel
Fire, and State Road 38 between Red River and Eagle Nest.

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 Statement
Issued: 2:34 PM MST Feb. 19, 2018 – National Weather Service

The combination of moderate instability and strong winds are
producing gusty showers, with embedded thunder and lightning over
small areas of northern and central New Mexico. These showers
though will be capable of producing wind gusts of 45 to 55 mph as
well as pea size hail. Rain amounts will be mostly below a tenth
of an inch. Showers will persist through the remainder of the
afternoon.


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