Strong winds whip through New Mexico leaving power outages

December 2, 2011ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Strong winds sweeping across New Mexico have resulted in scattered power outages, difficult driving conditions and roof damage that ended classes early at one Valencia County school. The National Weather Service says damaging winds were expected to continue into Thursday evening. Forecasts are calling for gusts of 65 to 75 mph along the Central Mountain chain and to the west. Students at Valencia High School were sent home early after winds damaged the school’s roof. By late afternoon, Albuquerque police had reports of power outages and down trees around the city but no injuries. State highway officials say strong winds forced a tractor trailer onto its side in northern New Mexico. The winds are expected to die down Friday, but forecasters say parts of western and central New Mexico could see significant snow overnight. –The Republic 
Rare event: The storms, described as a once-in-a-decade event, were the result of a dramatic difference in pressure between a strong, high-pressure system and a cold, low-pressure system, meteorologists said. This funnels strong winds down mountain canyons and slopes. The system brought high wind warnings and advisories for California, Utah, Nevada, Wyoming, Arizona and New Mexico. The blustery weather is expected to eventually hit Oklahoma, Missouri and Indiana. –SV Herald
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5 Responses to Strong winds whip through New Mexico leaving power outages

  1. What’s up with all the high winds across the globe all of a sudden?

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  2. Here in Northern New Mexico my power was out for over an hour, but it wasn’t very serious here.
    We have such outages several times a year. It would be a problem if it continued and we had no heat.

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  3. Irene C says:

    Wow, so if it’s suppose to reach Indiana, I wonder if it will reach Ohio. Guess I’ll have to keep an eye out on this weather system.

    Maranatha

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  4. I live in taos, NM and the wind was crazy and super cold – very light snow today

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  5. goodbyemilkyway says:

    The Sun…

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