Chaves County Plains Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

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

... Wind Advisory in effect from 10 PM this evening to 5 PM MST

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 The high wind watch is no longer in effect.

* Location... Chaves County plains.

* Winds... sustained at 30 to 40 mph from the northwest then north
with occasional gusts up to 55 mph.

* Timing... northwest winds will increase this evening, turning
north by sunrise Thursday behind a backdoor cold front.

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

* Local impacts... strong cross winds are expected on both
southwest-to-northeast oriented and west-to-east oriented roads,
including U.S. Highway 70. Difficult driving conditions are
anticipated, especially for high profile vehicles. Strong gusts
may lift light weight objects.

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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