Strong winds continue overnight into Sunday

Updated: 04/26/2014 10:45 PM | Created: 04/26/2014 9:57 PM
By: Erica Zucco, KOB Eyewitness News 4

Forecasters urge New Mexicans to heed caution as wind advisories remain in effect from Saturday night into Sunday night, bringing blowing dust and fire dangers to most areas of the state.

Today, the state saw a little bit of every season.

Dust in the air and wind in your hair... the metro got a big dose of Mother Nature's fury with gusts up to 58 in Albuquerque.

Strong winds knocked a tree into a home near 10th and Lead, and in Roswell, a tree landed on a van driving by, cracking the windshield. No one was seriously hurt.

The highest recorded wind gusts of the day was 90 mph in San Augustin. Winds reached 71 mph in White Sands, 66 in Las Vegas, N.M., and 63 in Carrizozo.

Gallup got the most wintry surprise with a dusting of snow and 35 degree temperatures.

Taken from Mariposa, NM.
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