How to be prepared for the windiest months in New Mexico?
Everybody familiar with New Mexico's weather knows that the windiest months of the year are April and May, with March and June frequently following closely behind. The highest wind events are most common in the Spring.
It is critical to be aware of the risks that come with them. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration provide wind warnings, watches, and advisories:
High Wind Warning: Take Action! There are sustained high winds with significantly stronger gusts. Seek refuge. Keep both hands on the steering wheel if you're driving.
High Wind Watch: Be Prepared! It's possible to have sustained, strong winds. To avoid being trapped outside, secure unsecured objects and change plans as needed.
Wind Advisory: Take Action! Severe winds are present but not strong enough to warrant a High Wind Warning. Outdoor objects should be secured, and driving should be done with prudence.
Severe Thunderstorm Warning: Take Action! A thunderstorm is happening or is imminent in the warning area. Severe thunderstorms have 58 miles per hour wind gusts and hail one inch larger. Seek shelter inside a sturdy building.
Be prepared for High Winds.
- Remove any dead trees or branches that are overhanging structures.
- Remove loose things that could blow away from patios, roofs, or balconies.
- Securely close windows and reinforce exterior doors.
- Bring in any unsecured items from outside and secure anything that could blow away and cause injury or damage.
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