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Wind Advisory until 9 p.m. Thursday

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The National Weather Service has issued the following advisory for the Los Alamos vicinity:

GUSTY WINDS OVER NORTH CENTRAL AND NORTHEAST NEW MEXICO TODAY AND EARLY THIS EVENING...

STRONG WINDS ALOFT WILL REMAIN OVER FAR NORTHERN NEW MEXICO TODAY. COMBINED WITH WEAK SURFACE LOW PRESSURE OVER SOUTHEAST COLORADO... GUSTY WEST WINDS ARE EXPECTED OVER THE ADVISORY AREA. LOCALIZED AREAS OF REDUCED VISIBILTIES IN BLOWING DUST ARE POSSIBLE. ...

WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING TO 9 PM MDT THIS EVENING... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A WIND ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING TO 9 PM MDT THIS EVENING. * LOCATION...MUCH OF NORTH CENTRAL NEW MEXICO AS WELL AS THE CENTRAL AND NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS...FAR NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS AND RATON RIDGE AND JOHNSON MESA. *

WINDS...WEST 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS RANGING FROM 40 TO 50 MPH. * TIMING...WINDS WILL STRENGTHEN DURING THE MORNING WITH THE PEAK GUSTS OCCURRING BETWEEN MIDDAY AND EARLY EVENING. WINDS SHOULD BE DIMINISHING AROUND SUNSET. *

VISIBILITY...LOCALLY REDUCED TO 3 TO 5 MILES IN BLOWING DUST. * LOCAL IMPACTS...STRONG CROSS WINDS MAY IMPACT NORTH TO SOUTH ORIENTED HIGHWAYS SUCH AS INTERSTATE 25 FROM NEAR GLORIETA TO THE COLORADO BORDER. BLOWING DUST MAY ALSO SUDDENLY RESTRICT VISIBILITIES.

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