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New Mexico, Otero Mesa

High Wind Watch

Statement as of 3:31 PM MDT on April 24, 2014

Expires 11:00 PM EDT on April 26, 2014


... High wind watch in effect from Saturday morning through
Saturday evening...

The National Weather Service in El Paso TX/Santa Teresa has
issued a high wind watch... which is in effect from Saturday
morning through Saturday evening.

* Event: high winds Saturday with blowing dust.

* Timing: winds will increase throughout the morning Saturday and
reach their peak of 35 to 50 mph in the early/mid afternoon.
Winds will begin diminishing mid evening.

* Impact: strong winds will make travel difficult... especially for
high profile vehicles. Blowing dust will also be a hazard.

* Visibility: widespread dust mainly along and south of a line
from Hatch to Alamogordo with visibilities to three to five
miles. Local visibilities could drop to less than one mile mainly
south of Interstate 10 from El Paso west.


Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A high wind watch means there is the potential for a hazardous
high wind event. Sustained winds of at least 40 mph... or gusts of
58 mph or stronger may occur. Continue to monitor the latest
forecasts.





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