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Wind Advisory noon to 10 p.m. Monday

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WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 10 PM MDT THIS EVENING...

* LOCATION... PORTIONS OF CENTRAL AND NORTH CENTRAL NEW MEXICO... INCLUDING THE ALBUQUERQUE AND SANTA FE METRO AREAS... THE JEMEZ MOUNTAINS... NORTHWEST PLATEAU... SOUTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS... AND ADJACENT HIGHLANDS.

* WINDS... SOUTHWEST 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH.

* TIMING... INCREASING LATE THIS MORNING THEN PEAKING THIS AFTERNOON BEFORE TAPERING OFF MONDAY EVENING.

* VISIBILITY... 1 TO 3 MILES IN DUST PRONE AREAS.

* LOCAL IMPACTS... STRONG CROSSWINDS WILL IMPACT TRAVELERS ON NORTHWEST TO SOUTHEAST ORIENTED ROADS.

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.

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... STRONG AND POTENTIALLY DAMAGING WINDS EXPECTED TODAY...

A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM OVER THE GREAT BASIN WILL DIG SLOWLY SOUTHEASTWARD TOWARD NEW MEXICO TODAY. STRONG WINDS ALOFT WILL INITIALLY PUSH OVER WESTERN NEW MEXICO... GRADUALLY SPREADING TO MOST AREAS. THESE STRONG WINDS ALOFT WILL COMBINE WITH A DEEPENING AREA OF LOW PRESSURE AT THE SURFACE... LEADING TO VERY WINDY CONDITIONS. AREAS OF BLOWING DUST WILL ACCOMPANY THESE WINDS WITH VISIBILITIES REDUCED IN DUST PRONE AREAS. STRONG CROSSWINDS ARE EXPECTED TO CREATE DIFFICULT TRAVEL CONDITIONS... ESPECIALLY ON NORTHWEST TO SOUTHEAST ORIENTED ROADS. WINDS WILL TAPER OFF THROUGH MONDAY EVENING IN MANY AREAS... BUT MAY REMAIN STRONG IN THE SOUTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS... EASTERN HIGHLANDS AND PORTIONS OF THE EASTERN PLAINS.

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