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High Wind Warning
Issued: 2:43 PM MST Dec. 12, 2018 – National Weather Service

... High Wind Warning in effect from 10 PM this evening to 5 PM
MST Thursday...

The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a High
Wind Warning, which is in effect from 10 PM this evening to 5 PM
MST Thursday. The high wind watch is no longer in effect.

* Location... much of eastern New Mexico, including the Raton
ridge/Johnson Mesa, far northeast Highlands, Union, Harding,
Quay, Curry, and Roosevelt counties.

* Winds... sustained at 35 to 45 mph from the north with occasional
gusts to 60 mph. Gusts could even approach 65 mph in parts of
northeastern New Mexico.

* Timing... winds will increase by 9 PM through midnight reaching
peak intensity during and just behind the frontal passage, and
will remain strong to damaging into the day Thursday, gradually
relaxing toward Thursday evening.

* Visibility... light snow will accompany the frontal passage,
and areas of blowing snow will reduce visibility to less than
a mile at times.

* Local impacts... strong cross winds are expected on both west-
to-east oriented and southwest-to-northeast oriented roads,
including the I-40 and U.S. Highways 64, 54, 84, and 70
corridors near the Texas border. Dangerous driving conditions
are anticipated, especially for high profile vehicles. Gusts in
excess of 60 mph could produce damage to some trees and

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.

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