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New Mexico, Sandia/Manzano Mountains

High Wind Watch

Statement as of 5:12 AM MST on February 22, 2017

Expires 7:00 PM EST on February 23, 2017


... High wind watch in effect from Thursday morning through
Thursday afternoon...

The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a high
wind watch, which is in effect from Thursday morning through
Thursday afternoon.

* Location... Sandia and Manzano Mountains, Southwest Mountains and
southwest Chaves County.

* Winds... west 30 to 40 mph with gusts to 60 mph.

* Timing... winds will quickly increase through mid morning, peak
late morning through the afternoon, then diminish quickly in the
early evening.

* Visibility... may be reduced to 3 miles in blowing dust.

* Local impacts... take action to secure trash cans, lawn
furniture, and other loose or lightweight outdoor objects. 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

Statement as of 4:50 AM MST on February 22, 2017

Expires 9:00 PM EST on February 23, 2017


... Red flag warning remains in effect from noon to 7 PM MST
Thursday...

* area and timing... middle Rio Grande Valley and Sandia...
Manzano and Gallinas Mountains below significant snowpack
Thursday afternoon to early evening.

* 20 foot winds... west 20 to 40 mph with gusts of 50 to 60 mph
favoring areas along and east of the central mountains.

* Relative humidity... minimum values between 8 to 16 percent.
Lowest values across Socorro County.

* 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.



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