... High wind watch remains in effect from Sunday morning through
late Sunday night...
* timing... late Sunday morning through Sunday night.
* Winds... southwest to west 45 to 65 mph with gusts to 90 mph.
* Impacts... secure any loose objects that may blow around in the
wind. Winds will be particularly hazardous at higher
elevations where the strongest winds are likely to occur.
People driving high-profile vehicles should strongly consider
postponing travel until the winds subside Monday. Severe
turbulence near the mountains will be hazardous for low flying
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
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Guadalupe Mountains of Eddy County Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio
Watches & Warnings
High Wind Watch
Issued: 2:07 AM MDT Mar. 17, 2018 – National Weather Service
Fire Weather Warning
Issued: 2:32 AM MDT Mar. 17, 2018 – National Weather Service
... Red flag warning remains in effect from noon CDT /11 am MDT/
Sunday to 1 PM CDT /noon MDT/ Monday...
* wind... mountains... southwest 25 to 35 mph becoming west and
increasing to 45 to 55 mph in the afternoon. Plains...
southwest 25 to 40 mph.
* Humidity... 8 to 15 percent.
* Fuel... dry to critically dry.
* Impacts... low visibility will be possible due to dust and
smoke. Winds will make it hard to control vehicles and low
flying light aircraft. Power outages will be possible.
Burn bans are in effect. Fires can start from the smallest of
flames or Sparks and are highly discouraged. Do not drive through
grass or throw cigarettes from a vehicle. Have an advanced plan.
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