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URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Phoenix AZ
1016 AM MST Thu Mar 30 2017

...Strong winds and Blowing Dust...

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Lower Colorado River Valley AZ-West Central Deserts-
Yuma/Martinez Lake and Vicinity-Southwest Deserts-
Lower Colorado River Valley CA-Riverside County/Eastern Deserts-
Imperial County-
Including the cities of Ehrenberg, Parker, Bouse, Quartzsite,
Salome, Fortuna Foothills, San Luis, Somerton, Yuma, Dateland,
Tacna, Wellton, Blythe, Chiriaco Summit, Desert Center,
Eagle Mountain, Brawley, Calexico, El Centro, Glamis, Imperial,
and The Salton Sea
1016 AM MST Thu Mar 30 2017 /1016 AM PDT Thu Mar 30 2017/

...BLOWING DUST ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM MST /3 PM PDT/ THIS
AFTERNOON TO 11 PM MST /11 PM PDT/ THIS EVENING...

...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM MST /2 PM PDT/ THIS
AFTERNOON TO 11 PM MST /11 PM PDT/ THIS EVENING...


In addition to a Wind Advisory issued earlier, the National
Weather Service in Phoenix has also issued a Blowing Dust
Advisory from 3 PM MST /3 PM PDT/ this afternoon to 11 PM MST /11
PM PDT/ this evening.

* AFFECTED AREA...eastern Riverside and Imperial Counties in
  California, and La Paz and Yuma Counties in Arizona. This
  includes Interstates 10 and 8 across southeast California
  including the Colorado River.


* TIMING...Thursday afternoon through late evening.

* WINDS...West to northwest winds of 25 to 40 mph with gusts to 50
  mph. The strongest winds will be focused over La Paz and
  northern Yuma counties, and along the Colorado River Valley.


* VISIBILITY...Below 1 mile at times.

* Impacts...Strong winds will create difficult driving conditions
  especially for high profile vehicles, and Colorado River
  boaters. Reduced visibility under a mile in blowing dust is likely.


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Wind Advisory means that sustained wind speeds of between
30 and 40 mph are expected, or wind gusts of between 40 and
58 mph. Winds this strong can 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.

Be ready for a sudden drop in visibility. If you encounter
blowing dust or blowing sand on the roadway or see it
approaching, pull off the road as far as possible and put your
vehicle in park. Turn the lights all the way off and keep your
foot off the brake pedal.

Remember, pull aside, stay alive.

&&

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Joshua Tree National Park-
Including the cities of Cottonwood Visitor Center, Keys View,
and Lost Horse
1016 AM PDT Thu Mar 30 2017

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

* AFFECTED AREA...Eastern Riverside County including Interstate
  10 from Blythe through the Coachella Valley and Joshua Tree
  National Park.

* TIMING...Thursday afternoon through late evening.

* WINDS...West winds of 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 45 mph.
  The highest elevations may see winds gusting up to 55 mph.

* IMPACTS...Strong winds will create difficult driving
  conditions especially for high profile vehicles. Locally
  reduced visibilities due to blowing dust possible.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Wind Advisory means that sustained wind speeds of between
30 and 40 mph are expected, or wind gusts of between 40 and
58 mph. Winds this strong can 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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