Strong, Gusty Winds for Today…March 23rd, 2013 at 5:40 am by chrisgilson under Weather
A low pressure system is moving just to our north today and the system will really kick up our winds later this afternoon into the early evening. The strongest winds will be along and just east of the Central Mountain Chain. Winds will be sustained from 25 to 45 mph with gusts of 55 – 65 mph at times. So these strong winds could make for dangerous travel especially on north to south roads. Plus, with the strong winds and dry conditions, New Mexico is under a Red Flag Warning until 8 pm Saturday night.
If you’re hoping for some rain or snow from this system, well a bulk of the moisture is going to stay to our north and east. Southern Colorado could pick up some spot showers and areas in the northeast of New Mexico around Raton could pick up some snow. But, most of us won’t see much of anything just very strong, gusty winds.
The low pressure system will not only pick up our winds for today, but some much colder air will be brought down from the north. Overnight lows for much of New Mexico will be at or below freezing tonight into Sunday morning! More seasonable temperatures return by the middle of next week.