Watches, Warnings, and Advisories

Current Watches, Warnings and Advisories for Sacramento Mountains Above 7500 Feet (NMZ415) New Mexico Issued by the National Weather Service


Wind Advisory Wind Advisory - Sacramento Mountains Above 7500 Feet (New Mexico)

Updated:Fri, 15-Feb-2019 2:53pm MST
Effective:Sat, 16-Feb-2019 12:00pm MST
Expires:Sat, 16-Feb-2019 6:00pm MST

Areas affected: Central Tularosa Basin; East Slopes Sacramento Mountains Below 7500 Feet; Eastern Black Range Foothills; Northern Dona Ana County; Otero Mesa; Sacramento Mountains Above 7500 Feet; Sierra County Lakes; Southern Dona Ana County, Mesilla Valley; Southwest Desert, Mimbres Basin; West Slopes Sacramento Mountains Below 7500 Feet
Instructions: A Wind Advisory means that winds of 30 mph are expected. Winds this strong can make driving difficult, especially for high profile vehicles. Use extra caution.

Message summary: ...Westerly Winds to Increase Again on Saturday...
.A deep upper level trough over the western United States, and an embedded upper level disturbance moving across northern New Mexico will lead to stronger westerly winds across much of the region on Saturday afternoon. West winds of 25 to 35 mph with gusts of 45 to 50 mph are expected. Gusty winds will linger into Saturday evening east of the Organ and Franklin Mountains.
The National Weather Service in El Paso Tx/Santa Teresa has issued a Wind Advisory, which is in effect from noon to 6 PM MST Saturday.
* AREA AFFECTED...The lowlands of South-Central New Mexico and Far West Texas.
* TIMING...Winds will increase in the early afternoon hours, peaking between 2 PM and 5 PM.
* WINDS...West winds of 25 to 35 mph with gusts to 45 mph.
* DUST...Patchy blowing dust is expected, but will only impact visibility in a few isolated locations.
* IMPACTS...Drivers of high profile vehicles should be cautious of difficult driving conditions, especially near mountain passes and along north/south running roads. In addition the strong winds could cause some minor property damage, including damage to shingles and small tree branches broken off.
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