Sun 24 Oct, 2010 08:30 pm
Just a heads up for ABQ folks who may not be watching weather reports... time to bring in or tie down the loose items in the yard.
Wind Advisory for Middle Rio Grande Valley, NM
from 10 am MDT, Mon., Oct. 25, 2010 until 9 pm MDT, Mon., Oct. 25, 2010
Updated 24 Oct 2010 8:05 pm Local Time
Issued by The National Weather Service
3:49 pm MDT, Sun., Oct. 24, 2010
... WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM TO 9 PM MDT MONDAY...
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A WIND ADVISORY... WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM TO 9 PM MDT MONDAY.
* LOCATION... CENTRAL... WEST AND NORTHWEST NEW MEXICO.
* WINDS... WESTERLY WINDS WILL INCREASE TO 25 TO 35 MPH WITH FREQUENT GUSTS BETWEEN 40 AND 50 MPH.
* TIMING... WINDS WILL GRADUALLY INCREASE MONDAY MORNING AND REACH ADVISORY LEVELS AROUND MIDDAY. THE STRONGEST WINDS CAN BE EXPECTED BETWEEN 2 AND 5 PM BEFORE DIMINISHING LATER IN THE EVENING.
* VISIBILITY... AREAS OF BLOWING DUST WILL LOCALLY REDUCE VISIBILITIES TO BELOW 3 MILES AT TIMES.
* LOCAL IMPACTS... STRONG WINDS AND BLOWING DUST WILL REDUCE VISIBILITIES ACROSS INTERSTATE 40 FROM ALBUQUERQUE TO GALLUP. STRONG CROSS WINDS WILL ALSO DEVELOP ALONG NORTH TO SOUTH FACING ROADWAYS... ESPECIALLY INTERSTATE 25 FROM SOCORRO NORTH TO ALBUQUERQUE AND SANTA FE.
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.
... HIGH WIND EVENT EXPECTED MONDAY...
.A VERY STRONG JET CORE OVER THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST WILL SWEEP ACROSS NEW MEXICO ON MONDAY. THE STRONG WINDS COMBINED WITH A COLD FRONT AND SURFACE LOW PRESSURE WILL CREATE VERY STRONG WINDS FAVORING THE CENTRAL MOUNTAINS AND ADJACENT HIGHLANDS. THE WINDY CONDITIONS WILL EXPAND OVER THE REMAINDER OF THE STATE DURING MONDAY AFTERNOON BEFORE DIMINISHING MONDAY EVENING.
Another high wind advisory for the Albuquerque area tonight and tomorrow.
Statement as of 7:09 PM MDT on April 25, 2011
... High wind watch remains in effect from Tuesday morning through
A high wind watch remains in effect from Tuesday morning through
* Location... the northwest plateau... Chuska Mountains and
northwest Highlands... west Central Plateau... Jemez Mountains
Albuquerque Metro area and lower Rio Grande Valley.
* Winds... west and northwest winds will strengthen to 35 to 45
mph with gusts around 60 or 65 mph.
* Timing... wind speeds will strengthen by late morning... then peak
in strength during the late afternoon... before gradually
weakening through mid evening.
* Visibility... may drop below 3 miles... except below 1 mile in
dust prone locations.
* Local impacts... dangerously strong cross winds will impact north
to south oriented roadways... which will make driving
difficult... especially for high profile vehicles. The strong
wind gusts may result in property damage as well as downed power
lines and trees. Secure loose items such as lawn furniture
before the strong winds develop.
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.
Remember... a high wind watch means conditions are favorable for a
potentially damaging high wind event in and close to the watch
area. Sustained wind speeds of at least 40 mph or gusts of 58 mph
or more can lead to property damage. Monitor the latest forecasts
at weather.Gov/abq... listen to NOAA Weather Radio or your
favorite media outlet.
Supposed to be breezy here, too.