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Weather service: 70-mph wind gusts expected Thursday night


Last updated 12/8/2021 at 12:05pm

Buckle up, eastern New Mexico. Big winds are headed this way.

The National Weather Service is reporting “Strong to potentially damaging wind gusts of 55 to 70 mph will

arrive Thursday night and become widespread across the central mountain chain and eastern plains Friday as colder air surges into the state.

“Dangerous crosswinds with reduced visibilities in

areas of blowing dust over the eastern plains may make travel hazardous, especially Friday afternoon.”

The system is expected to drop 6-12 inches of snow in the Jemez mountains, but the Plains will likely remain dry. Temperatures for Curry and Roosevelt counties are expected to drop into the low 20s by Friday night and sustained winds of 20-35 mph are expected throughout Thursday and Friday.

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