Jemez Mountains Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Wind Advisory
Issued: 4:51 AM MDT Apr. 19, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Wind Advisory in effect from 4 PM this afternoon to midnight
MDT tonight...

The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a Wind
Advisory, which is in effect from 4 PM this afternoon to midnight
MDT tonight.

* Location... the northern mountains of New Mexico.

* Winds... southerly 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 50 mph.

* Timing... winds will increase this afternoon and continue through
midnight. Snow is then expected to develop over the high terrain
tonight while winds continue to impact the area.

* Visibility... locally reduced in areas of blowing dust.

* Local impacts... strong cross winds will create difficult travel
on east to west oriented roadways.

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.

Fire Weather Warning
Issued: 3:16 AM MDT Apr. 19, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Red flag warning remains in effect from noon today to 6 PM MDT
this evening...

* area and timing... middle Rio Grande Valley from early afternoon
through early this evening.

* 20 foot winds... south to southeast 25 to 35 mph with gusts of 45
to 55 mph late this afternoon. Winds will continue to be strong
in the evening but moisture levels will be increasing.

* Relative humidity... 12 to 17 percent this 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.

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