Guadalupe Mountains Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

High Wind Watch
Issued: 2:33 AM MDT Apr. 19, 2018 – National Weather Service

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

The National Weather Service in Midland/Odessa has issued a high
wind watch, which is in effect from Friday afternoon through
Friday evening.

* Timing... Friday afternoon through early evening.

* Winds... west 30 to 50 mph with gusts to 70 mph.

* Impacts... high winds could make driving difficult for motorists
driving high profile vehicles such as campers, vans, and tractor
trailers. Aviation interests may experience localized but
extreme turbulence, or strong downward airflows, if flying in
the vicinity of the Guadalupe Mountains. Pilots should be alert
for standing wave clouds or other evidence of mountain wave
activity.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A high wind watch means there is the potential for a hazardous
high wind event. Sustained winds of at least 40 mph, or gusts of
58 mph or stronger may occur. Continue to monitor the latest
forecasts.




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