Southwest Chaves County Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

High Wind Warning
Issued: 12:56 AM MST Feb. 23, 2019 – National Weather Service

... High Wind Warning remains in effect until 5 PM MST this

* location... Central Highlands and south central mountains,
Guadalupe, Quay, Curry, Roosevelt, De Baca, Chaves, and
eastern Lincoln counties.

* Winds... sustained 35 to 50 mph with gusts up to 60 or 65 mph.

* Timing... starting over the higher terrain by 3 am Saturday
morning, then spreading over the lower elevations early Saturday
morning. Winds to reach peak speeds around sunrise Saturday
through midday before slowly tapering off by 5 PM.

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

* Local impacts... strong Crosswinds will produce hazardous if
not dangerous driving conditions along north-to-south oriented
roadways, including U.S highways 54, 70, 84, and 285. Wind
damage could occur to small structures with light weight
objects potentially becoming airborne.

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.

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