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Wind Advisory: Remains in effect through much of Tuesday

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By The Staff

The National Weather Service issued the following advisory Tuesday morning:

A WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM MDT THIS EVENING...

* LOCATION... THIS INCLUDES MUCH OF WESTERN NEW MEXICO... INCLUDING THE SANTA FE AND ALBUQUERQUE METRO AREAS.

* WINDS... NORTHWEST WINDS 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH.

* TIMING... WIND SPEEDS WILL INCREASE AGAIN EARLY THIS MORNING AND CONTINUE THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON... BEFORE TAPERING OFF EARLY THIS EVENING.

* VISIBILITY... EXPECT LOCALLY REDUCED VISIBILITIES AROUND 1 MILE IN BLOWING DUST.

* LOCAL IMPACTS... EXPECT STRONG AND GUSTY WINDS ON HIGHWAYS. WINDS WILL BE STRONG ENOUGH TO LIFT LOOSE OBJECTS AND CAUSE POSSIBLE LOSS OF CONTROL OF LARGE OR TALL VEHICLES AND TOSS LIGHT OR UNSECURED ITEMS AROUND.

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.

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STRONG WINDS ACROSS NEW MEXICO THROUGH TUESDAY...

A PACIFIC STORM SYSTEM WILL SWEEP ACROSS NORTHERN NEW MEXICO TODAY. STRONG SOUTHWEST WINDS AHEAD OF THIS SYSTEM COMBINED WITH DEEPENING SURFACE LOW PRESSURE OVER EASTERN COLORADO WILL SUPPORT STRONG WINDS ACROSS THE HIGHER TERRAIN OF THE CENTRAL MOUNTAINS AND THE EASTERN SLOPES THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING. A COLD FRONT WILL ALSO BE PLUNGING SOUTHEAST ACROSS THE STATE TODAY... SETTING UP ANOTHER WINDY DAY... ESPECIALLY FROM THE CENTRAL MOUNTAIN CHAIN EAST TO THE TEXAS BORDER. WIND SPEEDS WILL GRADUALLY DECREASE TUESDAY EVENING TO EASE THE HIGH WIND DANGER.