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Understanding Extreme Winds

Blades of grass and wheat grain blowing in the wind.

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

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