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High Wind Warning

Statement as of 11:08 AM MDT on March 18, 2018

Expires 3:00 AM EDT on March 19, 2018

... High Wind Warning remains in effect until 1 am MDT Monday...

* location... the Sandia and Manzano Mountains southward to the
Sacramento Mountains and eastward to the Texas border, as well
as the northeast Highlands and eastern San Miguel County.

* Winds... west winds at 35 to 45 mph with gusts 55 to 70 mph.

* Timing... winds will develop late this morning and continue
through late tonight.

* Visibility... local reductions as low 1 mile will be possible
due to blowing dust..

* local impacts... drivers of vans, campers, trailers, and other
high-profile vehicles should exercise extreme caution. This
especially includes travel on U.S. Highway 54 and U.S. Highway
285, and other north-south oriented roads.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Remember, a High Wind Warning means damaging winds are imminent
or highly likely. Sustained wind speeds of at least 40 mph or
gusts of 58 mph or more can lead to property damage.

Fire Weather Warning

Statement as of 2:46 AM MDT on March 18, 2018

Expires 10:00 PM EDT on March 19, 2018

... Red flag warning remains in effect from noon CDT /11 am MDT/
today to 9 PM CDT /8 PM MDT/ Monday for all of West Texas and
southeast New Mexico...

* wind... mountains... southwest to west 35 mph to 55 mph and
gusting to around 70 mph. Plains... southwest to west 30 to 50
mph with gusts to around 55 mph.

* Humidity... 7 to 15 percent.

* Fuel... dry to critically dry.

* Impacts... evacuations are possible, low visibility and Road
closures are likely. High winds may limit effectiveness of
aircraft. Power outages are possible as well.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

High winds and very low relative humidity, combined with abundant
dry vegetation, will create conditions supportive of the multiple
occurrence of large, destructive, and potentially life
threatening fires. The National Weather Service sees an
increased risk of a regional outbreak of dangerous wind- driven
wildfires Sunday.

Weather Severe Map
Alabama - Coastal Hazard Statement
Alaska - Wind Chill Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory , Special Statement
Arizona - Wind Advisory
Arkansas - Flood Warning
California - Record Report
Colorado - Winter Weather Advisory , Fire Weather Warning
Florida - Coastal Hazard Statement
Guam - Coastal Hazard Statement
Idaho - Record Report
Illinois - Flood Warning
Indiana - Flood Warning
Iowa - Flood Warning
Kansas - Fire Weather Warning
Kentucky - Flood Warning , Record Report
Louisiana - Storm Surge Warning, Tropical Storm Warning , Flood Warning
Michigan - Flood Warning
Mississippi - Flood Warning
Missouri - Flood Warning , Flood Advisory
Montana - Areal Flood Warning , Areal Flood Advisory , Areal Flood Watch , Winter Weather Advisory , Special Statement
Nevada -
New Mexico - High Wind Warning , Wind Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory , Fire Weather Warning
North Dakota - Winter Weather Advisory
Oklahoma - Wind Advisory , Fire Weather Warning
Oregon - Record Report
South Dakota - Flood Warning , Winter Weather Advisory
Tennessee - Flood Warning , Flood Advisory
Texas - Tropical Storm Warning , Storm Surge Watch, Tropical Storm Warning , Flood Warning , Wind Advisory , Wind Advisory, High Wind Warning , High Wind Warning , High Wind Warning, Wind Advisory , Fire Weather Watch , Fire Weather Warning , Fire Weather Warning, Fire Weather Watch , Special Statement
Utah - Winter Weather Advisory , Avalanche Warning , Record Report
Wisconsin -
Wyoming - Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Special Statement

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