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URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Phoenix AZ
1115 AM MST Fri Oct 20 2017

...Blowing Dust Possible...

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Imperial County Southwest-Salton Sea-Chuckwalla Mountains-
Imperial County Southeast-Imperial County West-Imperial Valley-
Including the cities of Mountain Spring, Desert Shores,
Imperial Hot Mineral Springs, Winterhaven, Coolidge Springs,
Salton City, Winona, Coyote Wells, Ocotillo, Plaster City,
El Centro, Calexico, Alamorio, and Brawley
1115 AM PDT Fri Oct 20 2017

...BLOWING DUST ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM PDT THIS EVENING...
...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM PDT THIS EVENING...

The National Weather Service in Phoenix has issued a Blowing Dust
Advisory, which is in effect until 6 PM PDT this evening.

* AFFECTED AREA...Imperial County.

* TIMING...Now through Friday evening.

* WINDS...Sustained 25-35 mph with gusts 35-45 mph.

* VISIBILITY...Below 1 mile.

* Impacts...Motorists traveling on Interstate 8, Highway 111,
  and Highway 78 will encounter difficult handling conditions
  due to very strong winds. There may also be reduced visibility
  at times due to blowing dust which will make conditions even
  more hazardous.

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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Parker Valley-Kofa-Yuma-Southeast Yuma County-Gila River Valley-
Palo Verde Valley-
Including the cities of Parker, Ehrenberg, Palm Canyon, Yuma,
Fortuna Foothills, Ligurta, Martinez Lake, Blythe, Palo Verde,
and Ripley
1115 AM MST Fri Oct 20 2017 /1115 AM PDT Fri Oct 20 2017/

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

The National Weather Service in Phoenix has issued a Blowing Dust
Advisory, which is in effect until 6 PM MST /6 PM PDT/ this
evening.

* AFFECTED AREA...Yuma County.

* TIMING...Now through Friday evening.

* WINDS...Gusts over 40 mph.

* VISIBILITY...Below 1 mile.

* IMPACTS...Hazardous driving conditions from widespread blowing
  dust reducing visibility below 1 mile.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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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