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Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service El Paso Tx/Santa Teresa NM
210 PM MST Fri Nov 17 2017

Southwest Desert/Lower Gila River Valley-
Including the cities of Lordsburg, Red Rock, and Virden
210 PM MST Fri Nov 17 2017

Blowing dust and reduced visibilities are beginning to develop
across portions of Interstate 10 west of Lordsburg near mile
marker 10. West winds of 15 to 20 mph are occurring along with
gusts to near 30 mph. A combination of the wind and instability
due to the warmer temperatures is helping loft dust particles from
the nearby Lordsburg playa. Motorists should be alert to rapidly
changing visibility in the area with visibilities quickly dropping
below one quarter of a mile to sometimes near zero with little to
no advanced warning. Winds are expected to subside in this area
near sunset this evening.



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