Watches, Warnings, and Advisories

Current Watches, Warnings and Advisories for Sacramento Mountains Above 7500 Feet (NMZ415) New Mexico Issued by the National Weather Service


Wind Advisory Wind Advisory - Sacramento Mountains Above 7500 Feet (New Mexico)

Updated:Thu, 17-Jan-2019 5:02am MST
Effective:Fri, 18-Jan-2019 11:00am MST
Expires:Fri, 18-Jan-2019 7:00pm MST

Areas affected: Central Tularosa Basin; East Slopes Sacramento Mountains Below 7500 Feet; Eastern Black Range Foothills; Lowlands of the Bootheel; Northern Dona Ana County; Otero Mesa; Sacramento Mountains Above 7500 Feet; Sierra County Lakes; Southern Dona Ana County, Mesilla Valley; Southern Gila Foothills, Mimbres Valley; Southern Gila Highlands, Black Range; Southern Tularosa Basin; Southwest Desert, Lower Gila River Valley; Southwest Desert, Mimbres Basin; Uplands of the Bootheel; Upper Gila River Valley; West Slopes Sacramento Mountains Below 7500 Feet
Instructions: A Wind Advisory means that winds of 35 mph are expected. Winds this strong can make driving difficult, especially for high profile vehicles. Use extra caution.

Message summary: ...Strong winds develop over the area Friday morning and afternoon...
.A Pacific winter storm will move through the area on Friday, allowing strong winds of 25 to 35 mph to develop. Winds will pick up throughout the morning and reach their strongest speeds by early afternoon. The storm will drop rain and snow showers over the mountains, though snowfall is expected to remain light. A few rain showers could also fall over the lowlands in the afternoon.
The National Weather Service in El Paso Tx/Santa Teresa has issued a Wind Advisory, which is in effect from 11 AM to 7 PM MST Friday.
* TIMING...Strong winds will pick up late morning and last into the early evening hours.
* WINDS...Winds of 25 to 35 mph with gusts to 45 mph. Gusts to 50 mph possible over higher exposed terrain of the mountains.
* IMPACTS...Cross winds will make driving difficult, especially for high-profile vehicles. Blowing dust is possible across the southern desert areas, with reduced visibilities in dust prone areas such as the Lordsburg Playa.
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Source: NWS Watches, Warnings or Advisories for zone NMZ415

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