Non-Precipitation Warnings / Watches / Advisories
Issued by NWS Tucson, AZ

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URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TUCSON AZ
440 PM MST MON JUN 29 2015

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TUCSON METRO AREA-SOUTH CENTRAL PINAL COUNTY-
SOUTHEAST PINAL COUNTY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MARANA...PICACHO PEAK STATE PARK
440 PM MST MON JUN 29 2015

...BLOWING DUST ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM MST THIS EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TUCSON HAS ISSUED A BLOWING DUST
ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM MST THIS EVENING.

* IMPACTS...BLOWING DUST CAN RESTRICT VISIBILITIES BELOW A MILE
  POSING A SIGNIFICANT HAZARD TO MOTORISTS.

* TIMING...A CLUSTER OF THUNDERSTORMS SOUTH OF PICTURE ROCKS HAS
  GENERATED BLOWING DUST OVER NORTHEAST PORTIONS OF PIMA COUNTY
  FROM PICTURE ROCKS TO MARANA...ACCORDING TO REPORTS FROM THE
  PUBLIC.

* WINDS...STRONG...GUSTY AND ERRATIC WINDS ASSOCIATED WITH
  THUNDERSTORMS THAT ARE MOVING TO THE NORTHWEST WILL RESULT IN
  BLOWING DUSTS THAT MAY EXTEND INTO SOUTHERN PINAL COUNTY.

* VISIBILITY...BLOWING DUST MAY REDUCE VISIBILTY TO A
  MILE...ESPECIALLY ALONG INTERSTATE 10 NEAR MARANA AND AREAS TO
  THE NORTHWEST. MOTORISTS ARE ADVISED TO DRIVE WITH CAUTION AND
  IF YOU ENCOUNTER VISIBILITIES THAT MAY DRIVING DIFFICULT OR
  DANGEROUS...PULL OFF THE ROAD AND WAIT FOR THE DUST TO PASS.

* FOR A DETAILED VIEW OF THE HAZARD AREA...VISIT
  WEATHER.GOV/TUCSON AND CLICK ON THE DETAILED HAZARDS TAB

* CURRENT AIR POLLUTION LEVELS ARE AVAILABLE FROM THE PIMA COUNTY
  DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY WEBSITE AT WWW.PIMA.GOV/DEQ
  OR BY CALLING (520) 724-7446

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A BLOWING DUST ADVISORY MEANS THAT BLOWING DUST WILL RESTRICT
VISIBILITIES BELOW ONE MILE IN SOME AREAS. TRAVELERS ARE URGED TO
USE CAUTION. IF YOU ENCOUNTER LOCALIZED DENSE BLOWING DUST...
ESPECIALLY NEAR PLOWED FIELDS OR CONSTRUCTION SITES...DO NOT
DRIVE INTO IT IF AT ALL POSSIBLE.

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