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Dangerous wind conditions expected in the Los Alamos area today and tomorrow

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By The Staff

A WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 8 PM MDT THIS EVENING... ... HIGH WIND WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A HIGH WIND WATCH... WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING. A WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 8 PM MDT THIS EVENING.

* LOCATION... EXPECT HAZARDOUS WINDS ACROSS INTERSTATE 40 FROM GRANTS TO TIJERAS... OR FROM MILE POST 80 TO MILE POST 175... AND ACROSS INTERSTATE 25 FROM BELEN TO GLORIETA PASS... OR FROM MILE POST 190 TO MILE POST 300..AND ACROSS HIGHWAY 550... STATE ROAD 4... AND HIGHWAYS 84 AND 285. EXPECT STRONGEST WINDS ACROSS SUMMITS AND HILLTOPS AND THROUGH GAPS.

* WINDS... SOUTHWEST WIND SPEEDS WILL INCREASE TO 35 MPH... WITH GUSTS TO 55 MPH. DAMAGING WIND GUSTS OF 65 TO 70 MPH MAY BE POSSIBLE THURSDAY.

* TIMING... WIND SPEEDS WILL INCREASE STEADILY THIS MORNING TO REACH HAZARDOUS SPEEDS BY EARLY AFTERNOON. WIND SPEEDS WILL DECREASE OVERNIGHT... WITH HAZARDOUS WIND SPEEDS REDEVELOPING THURSDAY MORNING. WIND SPEEDS WILL DECREASE THURSDAY EVENING TO EASE THESE DANGEROUSLY WINDY CONDITIONS.

* VISIBILITY... VISIBILITIES WILL BE REDUCED LOCALLY TO TWO MILES OR LESS IN BLOWING DUST.

* LOCAL IMPACTS... GUSTY SOUTHWEST WINDS WILL IMPACT LARGE OR TALL VEHICLES. LOOSE OBJECTS MAY BECOME AIRBORNE IN STRONG AND GUSTY WINDS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

MOTORISTS SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION WHILE TRAVELING. SUDDEN GUSTS OF WIND MAY CAUSE YOU TO LOSE CONTROL OF YOUR VEHICLE. EXTRA ATTENTION SHOULD BE GIVEN TO CROSS WINDS.

REMEMBER... THE HIGH WIND WATCH THURSDAY 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.

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DANGEROUSLY WINDY CONDITIONS DEVELOPING ACROSS NEW MEXICO WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY...

A VIGOROUS PACIFIC STORM SYSTEM MOVING OVER CENTRAL CALIFORNIA WEDNESDAY MORNING WILL DIVE RAPIDLY TO CENTRAL ARIZONA BY THURSDAY... AS SURFACE LOW PRESSURE DEEPENS STEADILY OVER EASTERN COLORADO. STRONG SOUTHWEST WINDS WILL DEVELOP BY LATE WEDNESDAY ACROSS NEW MEXICO... WITH DANGEROUS GUSTS DEVELOPING BY WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON. WIND SPEEDS WILL DECREASE ONLY GRADUALLY OVERNIGHT BEFORE REDEVELOPING ONCE AGAIN ON THURSDAY OVER MUCH OF THE STATE. WIND SPEEDS WILL DECREASE THURSDAY EVENING TO EASE THESE DANGEROUS WIND CONDITIONS.