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More wicked winds set to blow through later today

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By The Staff

The National Weather Service has issued the following advisory for Tuesday:

WIND ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 8 PM MDT THIS EVENING...

THE WIND ADVISORY IS NOW IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 8 PM MDT THIS EVENING.

* LOCATION... THIS INCLUDES CENTRAL AND MUCH OF EASTERN NEW MEXICO.

* WINDS... SOUTHWEST 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS FROM 50 TO 55 MPH.

* TIMING... STRONG WINDS WILL DEVELOP OVER THE HIGH TERRAIN BY LATE MORNING... THEN SPREAD TO LOWER ELEVATIONS BY THE EARLY AFTERNOON HOURS. WIND SPEEDS WILL BEGIN TO DECREASE BELOW HAZARDOUS LEVELS TOWARD SUNSET.

* VISIBILITY... EXPECT LOCAL VISIBILITY REDUCTIONS IN BLOWING DUST.

* LOCAL IMPACTS... HAZARDOUS WINDS WILL IMPACT NORTHWEST TO SOUTHEAST ORIENTED ROADS. LOOSE OBJECTS MAY BECOME AIRBORNE.

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.

More Information

STRONG AND GUSTY WINDS WILL REDEVELOP AREA WIDE TODAY AS ANOTHER UPPER LEVEL LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM CROSSES THE CENTRAL ROCKIES. STRONG MID AND UPPER LEVEL WINDS MIXING DOWN TO THE SURFACE... COMBINED WITH A DEEPENING SURFACE LOW OVER FAR NORTHEAST NEW MEXICO WILL YIELD WINDY CONDITIONS ACROSS THE STATE. THE STRONGEST WINDS ARE EXPECTED ACROSS WEST CENTRAL NEW MEXICO AS WELL AS AROUND THE LAS VEGAS AND CLINES CORNERS AREAS WHERE WIND GUSTS MAY REACH 60 MPH. STRONG WINDS WILL DEVELOP ACROSS WESTERN NEW MEXICO BY LATE MORNING... BEFORE SPREADING EASTWARD THIS AFTERNOON. AREAS OF BLOWING DUST MAY OCCUR. WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO GRADUALLY DECREASE AROUND SUNSET.