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Here’s what you need to know about New Mexico’s high winds

Strong winds are expected throughout New Mexico today, with some gusts able to reach 70 miles per hour. Here’s what you need to know. Watches and Warnings High wind warnings have been issued for most of western and central New Mexico. Areas of the northern mountains, central plains, and southern mountains of New Mexico are subject to the high wind warning. Las Vegas, Santa Rosa, Ruidoso and portions of McKinley, Cibola, Catron, Grant, Sierra, Otero, Chaves, San Miguel, Guadalupe, Torrance, Taos, Torrance and Mora counties are subject to the High Wind Warning. Wind warnings are in effect for Santa Fe, Los Alamos, Grant and the eastern plains of New Mexico in Curry, Roosevelt, De Baca, Chaves, Colfax, Harding, San Miguel and Quay counties. Portions of western New Mexico are also included in wind recommendations in McKinley, Cibola, Socorro, and Catron counties. Both the strong wind warning and the wind warning expire at 6 p.m. tonight. ImpactIn areas with a wind warning, gusty winds can blow unsafe objects away. Winds can cause branches to fall and dust to be kicked up on roads. Sustained winds in the wind recommendation area are expected to be in the 25 to 40 mph range, with expected wind gusts reaching up to 55 mph. Those under a strong wind warning could see a greater impact from the strong winds. Strong, damaging winds could blow down trees and cause power outages in some areas. The National Weather Service says some widespread power outages are possible. Strong winds make traveling difficult for high profile vehicles due to cross winds. Blowing up dust causing poor visibility on roads is also possible. TimingWinds are expected to increase in the morning hours on Monday and continue into the afternoon and early evening. Winds will ease just before or after sunset in most areas today. Wind warnings and strong wind warnings should last until 6 p.m. today.

Strong winds are expected throughout New Mexico today, with some gusts able to reach 70 miles per hour.

Here’s what you need to know.

Clocks and Alerts

High wind warnings have been issued for most of western and central New Mexico. Areas of the northern mountains, central plains, and southern mountains of New Mexico are subject to the high wind warning.

Las Vegas, Santa Rosa, Ruidoso and portions of McKinley, Cibola, Catron, Grant, Sierra, Otero, Chaves, San Miguel, Guadalupe, Torrance, Taos, Torrance and Mora counties are subject to the High Wind Warning.

Wind warnings are in effect for Santa Fe, Los Alamos, Grant and the eastern plains of New Mexico in Curry, Roosevelt, De Baca, Chaves, Colfax, Harding, San Miguel and Quay counties.

Portions of western New Mexico are also included in wind recommendations in McKinley, Cibola, Socorro, and Catron counties.

Both the strong wind warning and the wind warning expire at 6 p.m. tonight.

effects

In wind warning areas, gusty winds can blow unsafe objects away. Winds can cause branches to fall and dust to be kicked up on roads.

Sustained winds in the wind recommendation area are expected to be in the 25 to 40 mph range, with expected wind gusts reaching up to 55 mph.

Those under a strong wind warning could see a greater impact from the strong winds.

Strong, damaging winds could blow down trees and cause power outages in some areas. The National Weather Service says some widespread power outages are possible.

Strong winds make traveling difficult for high profile vehicles due to cross winds. Blowing up dust causing poor visibility on roads is also possible.

Timed coordination

Winds are expected to pick up in the morning hours on Monday and continue into the afternoon and early evening.

Winds will ease just before or after sunset in most areas today.

Wind warnings and strong wind warnings should last until 6 p.m. today.

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