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New Mexico, Central Highlands

High Wind Watch

Statement as of 10:53 AM MST on January 20, 2018

Expires 7:00 PM EST on January 21, 2018


... High wind watch remains in effect from this evening through
Sunday afternoon...

* location... this includes the central and south Central
Highlands, south central mountains and eastern Lincoln and
southwest Chaves counties.

* Winds... southwest increasing to 35 to 45 mph with gusts to 60
mph by midnight tonight, increasing to 40 to 50 mph with gusts
to 70 mph out of the west on Sunday. Damaging wind gusts to 75
mph will be possible on the highest peaks of the Capitan
Mountains.

* Timing... winds will increase this afternoon and evening, remain
high late tonight through much of Sunday, before diminishing
late Sunday afternoon and evening.

* Visibility... locally reduced to 3 to 5 miles in blowing dust,
and under a mile in snow and blowing snow late tonight.

* 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. Travel on roads will be hazardous, especially on
north to south facing roads, including U.S. Highway 54.

A brief burst of snow and rapid change to colder could result in
icy and treacherous roads after midnight tonight.

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.





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