Damaging winds rip across New Mexico…

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WEDNESDAY: As we continue to track the strong storm system that brought severe thunderstorms and tornadoes to southeast  New Mexico Tuesday the focus now shifts to WIND. Extreme to dangerous winds will continue to rip across the state as this storm slides northeast into Kansas. Expect sustained winds to range between 30-50mph, gusting 55-80mph. A HIGH WIND WARNING remains in effect until 9PM tonight for most locations. Strongest winds look to favor areas along and east of the Central Mountains. In combination with the winds, heavy snow will wrap around the backside of this storm with accumulation likely in the western and northern high terrain. Wind and falling snow will result in blowing snow, dropping visibility to virtually 0 miles up north. Traveling is not recommended within the Northern Mountains and Northeast Plains.

**As of 11AM Wednesday, wind gusts were topping out between 40-70mph. Stronger winds expected through the remainder of the day.

THURSDAY: Leftover snow showers will favor the Northern Mountains while everyone else begins to dry out. Afternoon temperatures will still fall well short of average with most of us topping out in the 30s, 40s and 50s. A mix of sun and clouds will stretch statewide.

FRIDAY: Day one of our next warming trend will get underway Friday with afternoon highs back in the low 50s in the ABQ-metro (still below average, but at least warmer!) Mostly to partly sunny skies will blanket the state with no significant rain or snow chances.

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