Stronger Winds; Colder Temps On The Way

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Courtesy/NWS

Event:

Type – Seasonably strong cold front to usher in strong winds and colder temperatures.

Timing – Thursday night, and remainder of the area Friday.

Location northern two-thirds of New Mexico

Key Impacts:

  • Windy conditions to expand across eastern New Mexico today and areawide by Friday
  • Critical fire weather conditions across parts of the eastern plains.
  • Coldest temperatures of the season Friday night-Saturday morning

Overview: An upper-level storm system will sweep across the southern Rockies and New Mexico Friday-Friday night. Main impacts on our area will be strengthening winds and colder temperatures. Precipitation potential looking very low with perhaps a dusting of snow across the northern high country near the New Mexico/Colorado line.

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QO0n70BHb8k&feature=youtu.be

Slides: http://www.srh.noaa.gov/media/abq/briefings/specialwebbriefing.pdf

Confidence: High confidence on timing and change toward colder temperatures. Wind and colder temperatures main impacts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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