Weather Alerts for Lea Co. (NM)

Issued by the National Weather Service

High Wind Warning  HIGH WIND WARNING   High Wind Warning
LEA CO. (NM)

Areas Affected:
Central Lea County - Eddy County Plains - Guadalupe Mountains of Eddy County - Northern Lea County - Southern Lea County
Effective: Thu, 12/13 3:26am Updated: Thu, 12/13 1:16pm Urgency: Expected
Expires: Thu, 12/13 4:00pm Severity:  Severe  Certainty: Likely

 
Details:
...HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM CST THIS AFTERNOON FOR
THE GUADALUPE, DAVIS, AND APACHE MOUNTAINS, SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO
PLAINS, VAN HORN AND THE HIGHWAY 54 CORRIDOR, REEVES COUNTY AND
THE UPPER TRANS PECOS, MARFA AND STOCKTON PLATEAUS, AND TERRELL
COUNTY...
...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM CST THIS
AFTERNOON FOR THE WESTERN LOW ROLLING PLAINS, PARTS OF THE UPPER
TRANS PECOS, PERMIAN BASIN, PRESIDIO VALLEY, AND BIG BEND AREA...
.A strong, upper level storm system will move over the region
today, resulting in very strong winds through the mountains and
adjacent plains.  Strong winds are already occurring in the
Guadalupe Mountains, and will spread east and south later today.
Blowing dust is also possible, and could reduce visibility. Areas
in the advisory may need to be upgraded to a warning later today
should stronger winds manifest.
...HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM CST /4 PM MST/
THIS AFTERNOON...
* TIMING...Until 5 PM CST /4 PM MST/ this afternoon.
* WINDS...Mountains...Northwest 30 to 50 mph with gusts to around
75 mph decreasing to 30 to 40 mph with gusts to around 60 mph in
the afternoon.  Plains...Northwest 30 to 45 mph with gusts to
around 60 mph.
* IMPACTS...People driving high-profile vehicles should strongly
consider postponing.  Take action to secure trash cans, lawn
furniture and other loose or lightweight outdoor objects.  The
high winds can topple trees, down power lines and damage some
structures.

Information:
A High Wind Warning means a hazardous high wind event is expected
or occurring. Sustained wind speeds of at least 40 mph or gusts
of 58 mph or more can lead to property damage.