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High Wind Watch

Statement as of 6:09 AM MST on February 27, 2017

Expires 10:00 PM EST on February 28, 2017


... High wind watch in effect from Tuesday afternoon through
Tuesday evening...

The National Weather Service in El Paso has issued a high wind
watch, which is in effect from Tuesday afternoon through Tuesday
evening.

* Timing... west winds will increase as early as mid-morning,
reaching their peak by early afternoon. Very strong and gusty
winds are expected through the afternoon and early evening hours
beginning to diminish after sunset.

* Winds... west winds increasing to 25 to 35 mph by late morning.
Winds will increase to 35 to 45 mph with gusts near 60 mph
through the afternoon and early evening hours. Isolated
locations Lee of passes and over east slopes may see stronger
wind speeds.

* Impacts... blowing dust and buffeting winds will cause vehicle
handling problems in cross winds, and dangerous driving due to
severe visibility reductions. Stretches of Interstate 10 may be
closed. Light structures may see damage. Trees and signage may
come down. Power outages also possible.

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.



Bird


609 am MST Mon Feb 27 2017

... High wind watch in effect from Tuesday afternoon through
Tuesday evening...

The National Weather Service in El Paso has issued a high wind
watch, which is in effect from Tuesday afternoon through Tuesday
evening.

* Timing... west winds will increase as early as mid-morning,
reaching their peak by early afternoon. Very strong and gusty
winds are expected through the afternoon and early evening hours
beginning to diminish after sunset.

* Winds... west winds increasing to 25 to 35 mph by late morning.
Winds will increase to 35 to 45 mph with gusts near 60 mph
through the afternoon and early evening hours. Isolated
locations Lee of passes and over east slopes may see stronger
wind speeds.

* Impacts... blowing dust and buffeting winds will cause vehicle
handling problems in cross winds, and dangerous driving due to
severe visibility reductions. Stretches of Interstate 10 may be
closed. Light structures may see damage. Trees and signage may
come down. Power outages also possible.

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.



Bird



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