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High Wind Watch

Statement as of 3:10 PM MDT on April 24, 2014

Expires 11:00 PM EDT on April 26, 2014


... High wind watch in effect from Saturday afternoon through
Saturday evening...

The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a high
wind watch... which is in effect from Saturday afternoon through
Saturday evening.

* Location... central and south Central Highlands... south central
mountains... eastern Lincoln and southwest Chaves counties.

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

* Timing... winds increasing Saturday afternoon and peaking early
evening before decreasing back below warning criteria.

* Visibility... areas of blowing dust are likely with the potential
for significant visibility limitations.

* Local impacts... drivers of vans... campers... trailers... and other
high-profile vehicles should be prepared for these potentially
dangerous high winds... especially on northwest to southeast
oriented roads. Areas of blowing dust may be accompanied by
significant reductions in visibility... making travel near-
impossible. High winds can topple trees... blow weakened roofs
off houses... and down power lines.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Remember... a high wind watch means conditions are favorable for
a potentially damaging high wind event in and close to the watch
area. Sustained wind speeds of at least 40 mph or gusts of 58 mph
or more can lead to property damage. Monitor the latest forecasts
at weather.Gov/abq... listen to NOAA Weather Radio or your
favorite media outlet.




Fire Weather Warning, Fire Weather Watch

Statement as of 2:16 PM MDT on April 24, 2014

Expires 11:00 PM EDT on April 26, 2014


... Red flag warning in effect from noon to 8 PM MDT Friday...
... Fire Weather Watch remains in effect from Saturday morning
through Saturday evening...

The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a red flag
warning... which is in effect from noon to 8 PM MDT Friday. A Fire
Weather Watch remains in effect from Saturday morning through
Saturday evening.

* Area and timing... northeast Highlands and plains... east Central
Plains... Sandia... Manzano and Gallinas Mountains and the middle
Rio Grande Valley primarily south of Belen. Critical conditions will
develop Friday afternoon through Friday evening. Critical
conditions may redevelop mid morning Saturday then persist until
after sunset Saturday evening.

* 20 foot winds... southwest and west 20 to 30 mph with gusts to
40 mph Friday afternoon. Southwest 25 to 40 mph with gusts to
60 mph Saturday afternoon.

* Relative humidity... ranging from 6 to 10 percent Friday
afternoon and 7 to 12 percent Saturday afternoon.

* 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 red flag warning.

Please advise the appropriate officials or fire crews in the
field of this Fire Weather Watch.













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