Non-Precipitation Warnings / Watches / Advisories
Issued by NWS Las Vegas, NV

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URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAS VEGAS NV
305 AM PDT SAT AUG 30 2014

.AN EARLY SEASON TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE WILL MOVE ACROSS CENTRAL
CALIFORNIA ON THIS EVENING. THIS WILL ACT TO INCREASE WINDS AHEAD OF
THE TROUGH AND INDUCE A DOWNSLOPE WIND EVENT IN THE LEE OF THE
SIERRA AND INTO THE OWENS VALLEY SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

CAZ520-302215-
/O.CON.KVEF.WI.Y.0029.140830T2100Z-140831T0500Z/
OWENS VALLEY-
INCLUDING...BISHOP...INDEPENDENCE...LONE PINE...
OLANCHA
305 AM PDT SAT AUG 30 2014

...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO
10 PM PDT THIS EVENING...

A WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 10 PM
PDT THIS EVENING.

* WINDS: WEST WINDS AT 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS OF 40 TO 45 MPH.

* TIMING: WEST WINDS WILL INCREASE DURING THE EARLY AFTERNOON
  NORTH OF INDEPENDENCE AND INCREASE SOUTH OF INDEPENDENCE BY
  LATE AFTERNOON AND THEN PERSIST THROUGH MUCH OF THE EVENING.

* LOCATIONS: THE ENTIRE OWENS VALLEY IS IN THE WIND ADVISORY...
  BUT THE STRONGEST WINDS ARE EXPECTED IN THE FOOTHILLS OF THE
  SIERRA. STRONG CROSSWINDS ARE EXPECTED TO REACH HIGHWAY 395
  AT TIMES... PARTICULARLY NEAR INDEPENDENCE AND LOCATIONS
  SOUTH OF OLANCHA.

* IMPACTS: THE PRIMARY IMPACTS WILL BE STRONG CROSSWINDS ALONG
  HIGHWAY 395...MAKING TRAVEL DIFFICULT...ESPECIALLY TO HIGH
  PROFILE VEHICLES. THERE MAY BE SOME AREAS OF BLOWING DUST OR
  SAND AS WELL.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT CROSSWINDS ARE EXPECTED TO BE STRONG
ENOUGH TO MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT...ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE
VEHICLES. IN ADDITION...STRONG WINDS OVER DESERT AREAS COULD RESULT
IN BRIEFLY LOWERED VISIBILITIES TO WELL UNDER A MILE AT TIMES IN
BLOWING DUST OR BLOWING SAND. USE EXTRA CAUTION.

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