Northwest Plateau Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Wind Advisory
Issued: 4:51 AM MDT Apr. 19, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Wind Advisory in effect from 4 PM this afternoon to 3 am MDT

The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a Wind
Advisory, which is in effect from 4 PM this afternoon to 3 am MDT

* Location... much of western New Mexico, the upper and lower Rio
Grande Valley, and areas from Raton ridge southward through the
northeast and Central Highlands.

* Winds... southerly 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 50 mph.

* Timing... winds will increase this afternoon and peak this
evening before tapering off overnight.

* Visibility... locally reduced in areas of blowing dust.

* Local impacts... strong cross winds will create difficult travel
on east to west oriented roadways, including Interstate 40.

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.