Understanding Extreme Winds
5.13.2022 – New Mexicans know all about gusty spring winds. But what we’re experiencing this year is different. Meteorologist Scott Overpeck, with the National Weather Service in Albuquerque, explains the winds we’ve been experiencing through April and May—and offers a look ahead. In conversation with correspondent Laura Paskus, Overpeck talks about this year’s conditions and explains why these winds are so dangerous for communities and firefighters.
Host/Correspondent: Laura Paskus
Guest: Scott Overpeck, warning coordination meteorologist, National Weather Service
For More Information:
Full Interview – NMPBS
Evacuation Information – NM Dept. Of Homeland Security and Management
Strong Winds Batter New Mexico Complicating Wildfire Fight – Associated Press