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High Wind Forecast For Today

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The latest round of winter weather is forecast to blow through New Mexico today, with the emphasis on “blow.”

In Albuquerque, there is a 30 percent chance of measurable precipitation today, according to the National Weather Service, which means odds are greater that it won’t rain or snow than that it will.

But wind? Expect a lot, according to the forecasters, with gusts as high as 55 miles per hour forecast for this afternoon. East of the state’s central mountain chain, gusts above 60 miles per hour are possible, according to the Weather Service.

The storm is the latest in a series that has been building snowpack in the state’s parched mountains. In the state’s northern mountains, the latest storm could bring 6 to 12 inches of snow above the 8,000-foot level, with Gallup, Farmington, Chama and Taos all under a winter storm warning because of the wind and snow and potentially dangerous travel conditions, according to the weather service.
— This article appeared on page C1 of the Albuquerque Journal


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