Sandia/Manzano Mountains Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Winter Storm Watch
Issued: 3:34 PM MDT Apr. 27, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Winter Storm Watch in effect from late Friday night through
late Saturday night...

The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a Winter
Storm Watch, which is in effect from late Friday night through
late Saturday night.

* Snow accumulations... could be significant with 5 to 11 inches
possible.

* Timing... snow will become heavier and more widespread late
Friday night through Saturday, then taper off late Saturday
evening.

* Winds... east 15 to 25 mph with gusts to around 35 mph Saturday.

* Snow levels... snow levels will fall rapidly early Saturday
morning so temperatures will quickly become cold enough for
snow at all locations.

* Local impacts... travel may become hazardous across much of the
Sandia and Manzano Mountains and Central Highlands, especially
on Interstate 40 from near Tijeras east to Edgewood and in and
near Clines Corners.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Remember, a Winter Storm Watch means conditions are favorable for
a hazardous winter weather event in and close to the watch area.
Monitor the latest forecasts at weather.Gov/abq, listen to NOAA
Weather Radio or your favorite media outlet.





High Wind Warning
Issued: 12:26 PM MDT Apr. 27, 2017 – National Weather Service

... High Wind Warning remains in effect until 7 PM MDT this
evening...

* location... Sandia, Manzano and south central mountains,
central and south Central Highlands, eastern Lincoln and
southwest Chaves counties.

* Winds... west to northwest 30 to 40 mph with gusts to around 60
mph.

* Timing... wind will peak during the afternoon and diminish this
evening.

* Visibility... locally reduced in dust prone locations.

* Local impacts... strong cross winds will impact north to south
oriented roads. Light weight and unsecured objects may become
airborne. Flimsy structures may topple over.

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: 3:25 AM MDT Apr. 27, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Red flag warning in effect from 1 PM this afternoon to 7 PM
MDT this evening...

The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a red flag
warning... which is in effect from 1 PM this afternoon to 7 PM MDT
this evening. The Fire Weather Watch is no longer in effect.

* Area and timing... this afternoon and early evening for the
middle Rio Grande Valley south of the Albuquerque Metro area,
Sandia, Manzano and Gallinas Mountains south of Highway 60, and
the east Central Plains where significant rainfall did not occur
recently.

* 20 foot winds... westerly 25 to 35 mph with gusts near 50 mph.
Winds may be locally higher near Clines Corners.

* Relative humidity... minimums between 10 and 15 percent.

* 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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