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

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URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAS VEGAS NV
155 PM PDT FRI AUG 29 2014

.AN EARLY SEASON TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE WILL MOVE ACROSS CENTRAL
CALIFORNIA ON SATURDAY 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.

CAZ520-301030-
/O.NEW.KVEF.WI.Y.0029.140830T2100Z-140831T0500Z/
OWENS VALLEY-
INCLUDING...BISHOP...INDEPENDENCE...LONE PINE...
OLANCHA
155 PM PDT FRI AUG 29 2014

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM TO 10 PM PDT SATURDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LAS VEGAS HAS ISSUED A WIND
ADVISORY FOR THE OWENS VALLEY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM TO 10
PM PDT SATURDAY.

* 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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