Lower Rio Grande Valley Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Wind Advisory
Issued: 12:26 PM MDT Apr. 27, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Wind Advisory remains in effect until 7 PM MDT this evening...

* location... this includes all of eastern New Mexico, the
Estancia, upper Tularosa, middle and lower Rio Grande Valley
and much of western New Mexico near and south of Interstate
40.

* Winds... westerly at 25 to 35 mph with gusts between 50 and 55
mph.

* Timing... winds will peak during the afternoon, and diminish
early this evening.

* Visibility... locally reduced in dust prone locations.

* Local impacts... strong cross winds are expected on north to
south oriented roadways which may make driving difficult for
high profile vehicles.

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: 3:25 AM MDT Apr. 27, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Red flag warning in effect from 1 PM this afternoon to 7 PM
MDT this evening...

The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a red flag
warning... which is in effect from 1 PM this afternoon to 7 PM MDT
this evening. The Fire Weather Watch is no longer in effect.

* Area and timing... this afternoon and early evening for the
middle Rio Grande Valley south of the Albuquerque Metro area,
Sandia, Manzano and Gallinas Mountains south of Highway 60, and
the east Central Plains where significant rainfall did not occur
recently.

* 20 foot winds... westerly 25 to 35 mph with gusts near 50 mph.
Winds may be locally higher near Clines Corners.

* Relative humidity... minimums between 10 and 15 percent.

* 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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