Watches, Warnings, and Advisories

Current Watches, Warnings and Advisories for Middle Rio Grande Valley/Albuquerque Metro Area (NMZ519) New Mexico Issued by the National Weather Service

 

Wind Advisory Wind Advisory - Middle Rio Grande Valley/Albuquerque Metro Area (New Mexico)


Updated:Thu, 17-Jan-2019 2:38pm MST
Effective:Fri, 18-Jan-2019 8:00am MST
Expires:Fri, 18-Jan-2019 6:00pm MST
Severity:Minor
Urgency:Expected
Certainty:Likely
Status:Actual
Type:Alert
Category:Met

Areas affected: Eastern San Miguel County; Lower Rio Grande Valley; Middle Rio Grande Valley, Albuquerque Metro Area; Northeast Highlands; Northwest Plateau; West Central Highlands; West Central Mountains
 
Instructions: 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.

Message summary: ...strong and potentially damaging winds likely over portions of central and eastern new mexico on friday...
.a potent trough of low pressure will drop into new mexico on friday with a strong jet streak aloft and a deepening lee-side surface low accompanying. The strong pressure gradient that will take shape over new mexico will lead to very strong winds, with the strongest winds generally across the higher terrain south of interstate 40. Occasional gusts of 55 to 65 mph are forecast with possible wind damage to trees, utility poles, and roofs.
...wind advisory in effect from 8 am to 6 pm mst friday...
The national weather service in albuquerque has issued a wind advisory, which is in effect from 8 am to 6 pm mst friday.
* location...northwest plateau, west central mountains and highlands, middle and lower rio grande valley, albuquerque metro, northeast highlands and eastern san miguel county.
* winds...west to northwest at 25 to 40 mph with occasional gusts to between 50 and 55 mph.
* timing...winds will strengthen early morning, peak during the afternoon hours, then decrease early evening.
* visibility...local reductions to 5 miles in blowing dust is possible. Blowing snow may reduce visibility to 3 miles or less across the northwest plateau, west central mountains and highlands.
* local impacts...strong crosswinds will exist on southwest-to- northeast oriented roads. High profile vehicles will be exposed to very difficult driving conditions. Lightweight and loose objects may become airborne.
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