Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Phoenix, AZ

Home | Current Version | Previous Version | Text Only | Print | Product List | Glossary On
Versions: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
000
WWUS85 KPSR 241103 CCA
SPSPSR

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PHOENIX AZ
403 AM MST THU APR 24 2014

CORRECTION

AZZ020-021-025-026-CAZ030>033-250030-
LOWER COLORADO RIVER VALLEY AZ-WEST CENTRAL DESERTS-
YUMA/MARTINEZ LAKE AND VICINITY-SOUTHWEST DESERTS-
JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK-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...COTTONWOOD VISITOR CENTER...KEYS VIEW...
LOST HORSE...BLYTHE...CHIRIACO SUMMIT...DESERT CENTER...
EAGLE MOUNTAIN...BRAWLEY...CALEXICO...EL CENTRO...GLAMIS...
IMPERIAL...AND THE SALTON SEA
317 AM MST THU APR 24 2014 /317 AM PDT THU APR 24 2014/

...STRONG COLD FRONTAL PASSAGE WITH HIGH WINDS LATE FRIDAY NIGHT AND
EARLY SATURDAY...

A POWERFUL BUT MOSTLY DRY COLD FRONT IS FORECAST TO MOVE ACROSS THE
AREA LATE FRIDAY NIGHT AND EARLY SATURDAY. AS A RESULT...INCREASING
WIND WILL DEVELOP FRIDAY NIGHT WITH THE STRONGEST GUSTS EXPECTED
DURING THE LATE NIGHT AND EARLY MORNING HOURS. HIGH WINDS IN THE 35
MPH TO POSSIBLE 50 MPH RANGE ARE LIKELY...ALONG WITH AREAS LOW
VISIBILITY IN BLOWING DUST AND SAND.

THE MOST WIND PRONE AREAS ARE THE IMPERIAL VALLEY...INCLUDING THE
SALTON SEA...AND PORTIONS OF INTERSTATES 8 AND 10 IN EASTERN
RIVERSIDE AND IMPERIAL COUNTIES. BOATERS ALONG THE COLORADO RIVER ARE
ESPECIALLY VULNERABLE TO STRONG GUSTS AND ERRATIC CROSS WINDS.


STAY UP-TO-DATE ON THE LATEST FORECASTS BY LISTENING TO WEATHER RADIO
ON THE PUBLIC SERVICE BAND. MORE DETAILED INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE
FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PHOENIX ON THE INTERNET AT

WEATHER.GOV/PHOENIX

$$

AZZ022>024-027-028-250030-
NORTHWEST MARICOPA COUNTY-GREATER PHOENIX AREA-
SOUTHERN GILA COUNTY/TONTO NATIONAL FOREST FOOTHILLS-
SOUTHWEST MARICOPA COUNTY-NORTHWEST AND NORTH CENTRAL PINAL COUNTY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BUCKEYE...LAKE PLEASANT...MORRISTOWN...
NEW RIVER...TONOPAH...WICKENBURG...CAREFREE...CAVE CREEK...
CHANDLER...FOUNTAIN HILLS...GILBERT...GLENDALE...MESA...PEORIA...
PHOENIX...SCOTTSDALE...SUN CITY...TEMPE...GLOBE...MIAMI...
SAN CARLOS...SUPERIOR...TOP-OF-THE-WORLD...ALSO INCLUDING APACHE...
BARTLETT...CANYON...HORSESHOE...ROOSEVELT...AND SAGUARO LAKES...
GILA BEND...APACHE JUNCTION...CASA GRANDE...COOLIDGE...AND FLORENCE
403 AM MST THU APR 24 2014

...STRONG COLD FRONTAL PASSAGE SATURDAY MORNING WITH VERY WINDY
CONDITIONS...

A POWERFUL COLD FRONT IS FORECAST TO MOVE ACROSS THE AREA SATURDAY
MORNING AND EARLY AFTERNOON. THIS WILL RESULT IN STRONG WEST TO
SOUTHWEST WINDS IN THE 30 MPH TO POSSIBLY 45 MPH RANGE. AREAS OF LOW
VISIBILITY IN BLOWING DUST AND SAND ARE ALSO LIKELY ON THE DESERTS.

THERE IS ALSO CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND POSSIBLY A THUNDERSTORM WITH THE
COLD FRONT.


STAY UP-TO-DATE ON THE LATEST FORECASTS BY LISTENING TO WEATHER
RADIO ON THE PUBLIC SERVICE BAND. MORE DETAILED INFORMATION IS
AVAILABLE FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PHOENIX ON THE
INTERNET AT

WEATHER.GOV/PHOENIX

$$








USA.gov is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.