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Watches & Warnings

High Wind Warning
Issued: 5:59 PM MST Feb. 18, 2018 – National Weather Service

... High Wind Warning remains in effect until 11 PM MST Monday...
... Wind Advisory will expire at 6 PM MST this evening...

* location... Sangre de Cristo Mountains.

* Winds... west to southwest 35 to 50 mph with gusts 55 to 65 mph.

* Timing... winds will strengthen atop the higher elevations
tonight and persist through Monday.

* Visibility... locally reduced from blowing snow Monday.

* Local impacts... drivers of vans, campers, trailers, and other
high profile vehicles should exercise extreme caution. Sudden
cross winds are possible, including along U.S. Highway 64
between Eagle Nest and Angel Fire, and State Road 38 between Red
River and Eagle Nest. High winds could down tree branches, as
well as produce blowing and drifting snow to near white out
conditions.

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: 3:01 PM MST Feb. 18, 2018 – National Weather Service

... High winds... snow and much colder weather on the way...

A storm over the Pacific northwest will dive south tonight then
turn east Monday, carving out a deep trough of low pressure to our
west. The southwest flow aloft ahead of the storm will transport
moisture across New Mexico, with rain and snow developing tonight
over the western half of our forecast area. Precipitation will
increase in coverage and intensity Monday and Monday night before
tapering off Tuesday. Significant snow accumulations will be
confined to the western and northern mountains, with light amounts
of snow possible Monday night in the western and central valleys.

Strong to high winds will be a major concern over most of northern
and central New Mexico. Wind gusts of 60 to 65 mph will be likely
across the western and central mountains, onto the eastern Highlands.
Less winds, but still significant gusts of 40 to 50 mph will be
possible elsewhere.

A strong cold front will sweep from west to east across the state
Monday night into Tuesday, dropping temperatures sharply in the
wake of the front. While not much snow will fall in the lower
elevations, a sharp temperature drop Monday night could produce a
flash freeze of water on roads. This includes the northwest and
central valleys as well as the San Francisco River Valley.

Contact local law enforcement or the National Weather Service at
1.888.386.7637 to report snowfall or high winds.

For the latest Road conditions, visit nmroads.Com, dial 511, or
1.800.432.4269.


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301 PM MST sun Feb 18 2018

... High winds... snow and much colder weather on the way...

A storm over the Pacific northwest will dive south tonight then
turn east Monday, carving out a deep trough of low pressure to our
west. The southwest flow aloft ahead of the storm will transport
moisture across New Mexico, with rain and snow developing tonight
over the western half of our forecast area. Precipitation will
increase in coverage and intensity Monday and Monday night before
tapering off Tuesday. Significant snow accumulations will be
confined to the western and northern mountains, with light amounts
of snow possible Monday night in the western and central valleys.

Strong to high winds will be a major concern over most of northern
and central New Mexico. Wind gusts of 60 to 65 mph will be likely
across the western and central mountains, onto the eastern Highlands.
Less winds, but still significant gusts of 40 to 50 mph will be
possible elsewhere.

A strong cold front will sweep from west to east across the state
Monday night into Tuesday, dropping temperatures sharply in the
wake of the front. While not much snow will fall in the lower
elevations, a sharp temperature drop Monday night could produce a
flash freeze of water on roads. This includes the northwest and
central valleys as well as the San Francisco River Valley.

Contact local law enforcement or the National Weather Service at
1.888.386.7637 to report snowfall or high winds.

For the latest Road conditions, visit nmroads.Com, dial 511, or
1.800.432.4269.


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