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URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAS VEGAS NV
229 PM PDT THU OCT 23 2014

...STRONG WINDS ALONG THE EASTERN SIERRA SLOPES AND OWENS VALLEY
SATURDAY INTO EARLY SUNDAY MORNING...

.STRONG AND GUSTY WEST WINDS WILL OCCUR SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND
NIGHT AS AN AREA OF LOW PRESSURE PASSES ACROSS THE AREA.

CAZ519-520-241100-
/O.NEW.KVEF.WI.Y.0033.141025T1800Z-141026T1200Z/
EASTERN SIERRA SLOPES-OWENS VALLEY-
INCLUDING...ASPENDELL...WHITNEY PORTAL...BISHOP...
INDEPENDENCE...LONE PINE...OLANCHA
229 PM PDT THU OCT 23 2014

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM SATURDAY TO 5 AM PDT SUNDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LAS VEGAS HAS ISSUED A WIND
ADVISORY FOR EASTERN SIERRA SLOPES AND OWENS VALLEY...WHICH IS IN
EFFECT FROM 11 AM SATURDAY TO 5 AM PDT SUNDAY.


* WINDS:ABOVE 5000 FEET...WEST 35 TO 45 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 60 MPH.
  BELOW 5000 FEET...WEST 30 TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 50 MPH.

* TIMING: WINDS WILL INCREASE EARLY SATURDAY AFTERNOON...PEAK IN THE
  AFTERNOON AND EVENING...BEFORE DIMINISHING EARLY SUNDAY MORNING.

* LOCATIONS: ASPENDELL...BIHSOP...BIG PINE...LONE PINE...OLANCHA AND
  HIGHWAY 395.

* IMPACTS: STRONGEST WEST WINDS WILL BE NEAR CANYON OPENINGS WEST OF
  HIGHWAY 395. HOWEVER...DANGEROUS CROSSWINDS COULD IMPACT HIGHWAY
  395 FROM OLANCHA NORTH TO THE MONO COUNTY LINE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT CROSSWINDS ARE EXPECTED TO BE STRONG
ENOUGH TO 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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