Weather Alerts for Roosevelt Co. (NM)

Issued by the National Weather Service

High Wind Watch  HIGH WIND WATCH   High Wind Watch
ROOSEVELT CO. (NM)

Areas Affected:
Central Highlands - Chaves County Plains - Curry County - De Baca County - Eastern Lincoln County - Guadalupe County - Quay County - Roosevelt County - Sandia, Manzano Mountains - South Central Highlands - South Central Mountains - Southwest Chaves County - Southwest Mountains - Upper Tularosa Valley
Effective: Fri, 1/18 8:00am Updated: Thu, 1/17 6:38am Urgency: Future
Expires: Fri, 1/18 6:00pm Severity:  Severe  Certainty: Possible

 
Details:
...STRONG AND POTENTIALLY DAMAGING WINDS POSSIBLE OVER PORTIONS OF
CENTRAL AND EASTERN NEW MEXICO ON FRIDAY...
.A potent trough of low pressure will drop into New Mexico on
Friday with a stout jet streak aloft and a deep lee-side surface
low accompanying. The strong pressure gradient that will take
shape over New Mexico will lead to strong to very strong winds,
namely over the central and south central mountains and highlands
eastward to the Texas border. Occasional gusts of 55 to 65 mph
are forecast with possible wind damage to trees, utility poles,
and roofs.
...HIGH WIND WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY
AFTERNOON...
The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a High
Wind Watch, which is in effect from Friday morning through Friday
afternoon.
* LOCATION...Southwest Mountains, Sandia/Manzano Mountains,
Central Highlands, South Central Highlands, Upper Tularosa
Valley, South Central Mountains, Guadalupe County, Quay County,
Curry County, Roosevelt County, De Baca County, Chaves County
Plains, Eastern Lincoln County, Southwest Chaves County.
* WINDS...Sustained from the northwest at 30 to 45 mph with
occasional gusts of 55 to 65 mph.
* TIMING...Winds will quickly increase through the morning Friday,
peaking in intensity through the afternoon. Winds will begin
decreasing in speed Friday evening.
* VISIBILITY...Areas of blowing dust may cause visibility
reductions down to 5 miles in portions of the eastern plains.
* LOCAL IMPACTS...Strong crosswinds will exist on southwest-to-
northeast oriented roads such as U.S. highways 54 and 70. High
profile vehicles will be exposed to very difficult driving
conditions. Gusts of 55 to 65 mph may cause damage to
vulnerable trees and structures.

Information:
Remember, A High Wind Watch means conditions are favorable for a
potentially damaging high wind event in and close to the watch
area. Sustained wind speeds of at least 40 mph or gusts of 58 mph
or more can lead to property damage. Monitor the latest forecasts
at weather.gov/abq, listen to NOAA weather radio or your favorite
media outlet.