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Old 12-08-2009, 08:42 AM
 
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Default Wind Gusts and Wind Chill ABQ Area

Double Eagle Airport shows 54mph wind gusts and 11F wind chill at 8:30am ....

We usually rely on weather reports from Double Eagle on the mesa near the volcanoes
rather than the Sunport because they more accurately reflect Westside conditions.

It be cold..............

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Old 12-08-2009, 09:31 AM
 
Location: New Mexico USA
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We had a short period of hail here in Rio Rancho around 5 am. The wind is gusting to 40+ mph (just my guess).

But the sun is out....



Rich
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Old 12-08-2009, 06:34 PM
 
Location: Home, Home on the Front Range
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Stay warm everybody.

Winds were clocked at ~90 mph in the Organ Mts. up near WMSR this morning. The civilian employees were sent home due to power outages and building damage. Near 70 mph gusts in NE El Paso.

Scary stuff.
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Old 03-02-2010, 04:31 AM
 
Location: Daytona Beach, FL
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Default Windy Weather, Wind in ABQ

After reading several posts and seeing it referred to on many other websites, I was just wondering about the windy "season" in ABQ. Is there a particular time of year that it occurs? How bad is it, really? Are some areas of town windier than others?

I'm just curious. I'm a gardening junkie and wind can be a big factor in what can be planted and where.
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Old 03-02-2010, 05:19 AM
 
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Here in Placitas, spring is the windiest time of the year.

It doesn't affect my gardening, however. My chollas are hearty creatures. ;-)
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Old 03-02-2010, 05:29 AM
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Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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After reading several posts and seeing it referred to on many other websites, I was just wondering about the windy "season" in ABQ. Is there a particular time of year that it occurs? How bad is it, really? Are some areas of town windier than others?

I'm just curious. I'm a gardening junkie and wind can be a big factor in what can be planted and where.
I don't know if parts or the city are worse than other parts. We lived just south of Albuquerque and it was awful from about early April until June (certainly not every day) but bad. It was probably one of the things we hated the most about living there..Dirt and I don't mean just dust would blow in, the patio and the floors were awful. Again, I am not saying it was an inch thick, but when you swept or dusted you were getting up dirt not just dust. Remember it is desert...

Now, did it affect our gardening? Absolutely not. Our flowers handled the wind much better than we did. We usually started our vegetable garden the first or middle of April and by June were enjoying our efforts. I miss my NM garden. I have one here but it isn't nearly as nice.

Nita
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Old 03-02-2010, 06:43 AM
 
Location: Ruidoso, NM
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As with anything to do with the weather, some springs are windier than others. And WHERE you are located makes a huge difference in level of discomfort when the wind does blow hard enough to lift the soil. Neighborhoods that are older and have had time for yards to be put in are going to be stabler than those new subdivisions where raw earth is still exposed, etc etc.

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Old 03-02-2010, 08:11 AM
 
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Our house is right up against the Boca Negra volcanic escarpment on the far
Westside and it gets really windy here at times. I've seen tumbleweed sail over
3 houses at a time without touching ground.

We had one day last year where the winds were in the 60mph gust range and
then we got what must have been a microburst that I'd guess was in the 80-90mph
range and it blew in our garage door.

The middle buckled in vertically far enough to pull the lower track wheels out of
the guides and leave the bottom panel flapping. I backed our car up against the
door to push it back into place and to keep it from being blown completely off the
tracks.

Admittedly, that door was a "builders' special" and kinda flimsy, but.... (shrug)

FWIW, Farmers' Insurance stepped right up and took care of the replacement
(it was far beyond repair) without delay or question.
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Old 03-02-2010, 09:38 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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So, from which direction does the wind come?
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Old 03-26-2010, 01:01 PM
 
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Default Wind gusting to 55mph, steady 43mph on the westside... 1pm 3/26/2010

Wind gusting to 55mph, steady 43mph on the westside... 1pm 3/26/2010

I guess Spring is finally here...

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