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High Wind Warning
Issued: 3:53 PM MDT Mar. 17, 2018 – National Weather Service

... High Wind Warning in effect from 11 am Sunday to 1 am MDT

The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a High
Wind Warning, which is in effect from 11 am Sunday to 1 am MDT
Monday. The high wind watch is no longer in effect.

* Location... the Sandia and Manzano Mountains southward to the
Sacramento Mountains and eastward to the Texas border.

* Winds... west winds at 35 to 45 mph with gusts 55 to 70 mph.

* Timing... winds will develop early Sunday afternoon and
continue through mid evening Sunday.

* Visibility... local reductions due to blowing dust will be

* Local impacts... drivers of vans, campers, trailers, and other
high-profile vehicles should exercise extreme caution. This
especially includes travel on U.S. Highway 54 and U.S. Highway
285, and other north-south oriented roads.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Remember, a High Wind Warning means damaging winds are imminent
or highly likely. Sustained wind speeds of at least 40 mph or
gusts of 58 mph or more can lead to property damage.

Fire Weather Warning
Issued: 8:11 PM MDT Mar. 17, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Red flag warning remains in effect from noon to 8 PM MDT

* area and timing... the east Central Plains are expected to
observe critical fire weather conditions Sunday afternoon
through early evening.

* 20 foot winds... west winds at 30 to 40 mph with gusts to 60

* Relative humidity... falling to 10 to 15 percent Sunday

* Impacts... any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.
Outdoor burning is not recommended.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Please advise the appropriate officials or fire crews in the
field of this red flag warning.

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