868  
WWUS75 KABQ 171736  
NPWABQ  
 
URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM  
1136 AM MDT WED OCT 17 2018  
   
..STRONG EAST CANYON WIND TODAY UNTIL SUNSET
 
 
.AN UPPER LEVEL LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM OVER ARIZONA WILL DRAW STRONG  
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS THROUGH GAPS IN THE CENTRAL MOUNTAINS AND  
IN THE WEST CENTRAL HIGHLANDS TODAY UNTIL AROUND SUNSET. THE  
STRONGEST EAST WINDS WILL GUST UP TO 50 MPH BELOW TIJERAS CANYON,  
EMBUDO CANYON AND PLACITAS. GRANTS WILL ALSO BE IMPACTED, BUT THE  
DIRECTION WILL BE OUT OF THE SOUTHEAST.  
 
NMZ507-519-180000-  
/O.CON.KABQ.WI.Y.0044.000000T0000Z-181018T0000Z/  
WEST CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-  
MIDDLE RIO GRANDE VALLEY/ALBUQUERQUE METRO AREA-  
1136 AM MDT WED OCT 17 2018  
   
..WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM MDT THIS EVENING
 
 
* LOCATION...THE MIDDLE RIO GRANDE VALLEY AND THE WEST CENTRAL  
HIGHLANDS.  
 
* WINDS...SOUTHEAST AT 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH.  
 
* TIMING...WINDS WILL PEAK IN STRENGTH THROUGH MID AFTERNOON,  
THEN WEAKEN IN THE LATE AFTERNOON.  
 
* VISIBILITY...NO LIMITATIONS.  
 
* LOCAL IMPACTS...STRONG CROSS WINDS WILL IMPACT NORTH TO SOUTH  
ORIENTED ROADS INCLUDING TRAMWAY BOULEVARD AND I-25 IN THE  
ALBUQUERQUE AREA. STRONG CROSSWINDS WILL IMPACT SOUTHWEST-TO-  
NORTHEAST-ORIENTED ROADS IN THE GRANTS AREA, LIKE ROUTES 547  
AND 605. LIGHT WEIGHT AND UNSECURED OBJECTS MAY BECOME AIRBORNE.  
 
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
MOTORISTS SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION WHILE TRAVELLING. SUDDEN GUSTS  
OF WIND MAY CAUSE YOU TO LOSE CONTROL OF YOUR VEHICLE. EXTRA  
ATTENTION SHOULD BE GIVEN TO CROSS WINDS.  
 

 
 

 
 
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