High winds, cold temperatures arrive in NM

Jorge Torres and Eddie Garcia
November 17, 2016 10:22 PM

The winds of change have finally moved through New Mexico on Thursday, bringing blowing dust, gusts of up to 94 miles per hour at Sandia Peak, and snow in the San Juan Mountains.


The coldest air of the season will settle in, meaning the first freeze of the season will come.

Earlier in the day Thursday, high winds and blowing dust prompted Albuquerque’s Environmental Health Department issued an alert for those with respiratory conditions through 7 p.m.

The rough wind wreaked havoc with many people and continued to gust in the afternoon hours. Some people in far northwest Albuquerque said tumbleweeds became more than a nuisance.

One resident, Nancy Roth, was practically buried alive last March. She rolled up her sleeves Thursday trying to prevent a repeat.

“My garbage can is already full so I'm going to have to just wait for the wind to die down and go from there and see what happens,” she said.

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Jorge Torres and Eddie Garcia

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