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URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PHOENIX AZ
258 PM MST THU MAY 5 2016

...GUSTY WINDS WITH BLOWING DUST THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING...

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WEST CENTRAL DESERTS-NORTHWEST MARICOPA COUNTY-
GREATER PHOENIX AREA-SOUTHWEST DESERTS-SOUTHWEST MARICOPA COUNTY-
NORTHWEST AND NORTH CENTRAL PINAL COUNTY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BOUSE...QUARTZSITE...SALOME...BUCKEYE...
LAKE PLEASANT...MORRISTOWN...NEW RIVER...TONOPAH...WICKENBURG...
CAREFREE...CAVE CREEK...CHANDLER...FOUNTAIN HILLS...GILBERT...
GLENDALE...MESA...PEORIA...PHOENIX...SCOTTSDALE...SUN CITY...
TEMPE...DATELAND...TACNA...WELLTON...GILA BEND...
APACHE JUNCTION...CASA GRANDE...COOLIDGE...FLORENCE
258 PM MST THU MAY 5 2016

...BLOWING DUST ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM MST THIS
EVENING...

* AFFECTED AREA...SOUTH CENTRAL ARIZONA INCLUDING THE OUTSKIRTS
  OF THE PHOENIX METRO. THIS ALSO INCLUDES LARGE PORTIONS OF
  INTERSTATE 8 AND INTERSTATE 10.

* TIMING...THIS AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING.

* WINDS...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP
  TO 40 MPH.

* VISIBILITY...LOCALLY FALLING TO AROUND OR BELOW 1 MILE IN
  BLOWING DUST. ESPECIALLY ADJACENT TO OPEN FIELDS.

* IMPACTS...HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS DUE SIGNIFICANTLY
  REDUCED VISIBILITY IN BLOWING DUST. IN ADDITION TO INTERSTATE
  8 AND INTERSTATE 10...MANY OTHER STATE AND COUNTY ROADS
  ADJACENT TO OPEN FIELDS MAY EXPERIENCE LOCALLY DENSE BLOWING
  DUST.

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.

&&

$$

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PHOENIX AZ
258 PM MST THU MAY 5 2016

...GUSTY WINDS WITH BLOWING DUST THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING...

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/O.CON.KPSR.WI.Y.0010.160505T2300Z-160506T0500Z/
IMPERIAL COUNTY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BRAWLEY...CALEXICO...EL CENTRO...
GLAMIS...IMPERIAL...THE SALTON SEA
258 PM PDT THU MAY 5 2016

...BLOWING DUST ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM PDT THIS
EVENING...
...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM PDT THIS EVENING...

* AFFECTED AREA...IMPERIAL COUNTY...ESPECIALLY WESTERN PORTIONS.

* TIMING...THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH THIS EVENING.

* WINDS...WEST WINDS 25 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 40 MPH... HIGHER
  NEAR THE SAN DIEGO COUNTY BORDER.

* VISIBILITY...LOCALLY FALLING TO AROUND 1 MILE IN BLOWING DUST.

* IMPACTS...HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS DUE TO AREAS OF REDUCED
  VISIBILITY IN BLOWING DUST AND SAND. ALSO...MORE DIFFICULT
  VEHICLE HANDLING DUE TO STRONG CROSS-WINDS ON NORTH-SOUTH
  ROADS...ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. AFFECTED
  ROADWAYS INCLUDE INTERSTATE 8...HIGHWAY 78...HIGHWAY 86...AND
  HIGHWAY 111.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

IF YOU ENCOUNTER DENSE BLOWING DUST OR SAND...PULL OFF THE
ROADWAY AS FAR AS POSSIBLE AND PARK. TURN OFF THE VEHICLE AND ALL
LIGHTS...AND KEEP YOUR FOOT OFF THE BRAKE PEDAL.

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.

&&

$$

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TUCSON AZ
258 PM MST THU MAY 5 2016

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WESTERN PIMA COUNTY-TOHONO O`ODHAM NATION-
UPPER SANTA CRUZ RIVER VALLEY/ALTAR VALLEY-TUCSON METRO AREA-
SOUTH CENTRAL PINAL COUNTY-SOUTHEAST PINAL COUNTY-
BABOQUIVARI MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...AJO...ORGAN PIPE CACTUS N.M....SELLS...
NOGALES...TUCSON...GREEN VALLEY...MARANA...VAIL...
PICACHO PEAK STATE PARK...MAMMOTH...ORACLE
258 PM MST THU MAY 5 2016

...BLOWING DUST ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM MST THIS
EVENING...

* IMPACTS...BLOWING DUST CAN RESTRICT VISIBILITIES BELOW A MILE
  POSING A SIGNIFICANT HAZARD TO MOTORISTS. IN ADDITION...STRONG
  AND GUSTY WINDS WILL LIKELY SUSPEND DUST INTO THE AIR THAT
  PEOPLE AND ANIMALS BREATHE. INDIVIDUALS WITH HEART DISEASE AND
  RESPIRATORY SENSITIVITIES MAY WANT TO REDUCE THEIR LEVEL OF
  EXERTION TO LIMIT THE DUST THEY BREATHE INTO THEIR LUNGS...
  ESPECIALLY IF THEY ARE NEAR DUST-PRONE LOCATIONS. THOSE MOST
  AT RISK MAY FEEL BETTER OF THEY AVOID OUTSIDE EXERCISE TODAY...
   KEEPING WINDOWS AND DOORS CLOSED TO HELP REDUCE EXPOSURE.

* TIMING...SOUTHWEST WINDS WILL INCREASE TODAY...ESPECIALLY BY
  AROUND NOON TODAY AND WILL CONTINUE INTO THE EARLY EVENING
  HOURS...BEFORE TAPERING OFF SHORTLY AFTER SUNSET.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST WINDS OF 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO NEAR 40
  MPH.

* VISIBILITY...VISIBILITIES MAY INTERMITTENTLY FALL BELOW 1 MILE
  IN BLOWING DUST.

* FOR A DETAILED VIEW OF THE HAZARD AREA...VISIT
  WEATHER.GOV/TUCSON AND CLICK ON THE DETAILED HAZARDS TAB

* CURRENT AIR POLLUTION LEVELS ARE AVAILABLE FROM THE PIMA
  COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY WEBSITE AT
  WWW.PIMA.GOV/DEQ OR BY CALLING (520) 724-7446

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A BLOWING DUST ADVISORY MEANS THAT BLOWING DUST WILL RESTRICT
VISIBILITIES BELOW ONE MILE IN SOME AREAS. TRAVELERS ARE URGED TO
USE CAUTION. IF YOU ENCOUNTER LOCALIZED DENSE BLOWING DUST...
ESPECIALLY NEAR PLOWED FIELDS OR CONSTRUCTION SITES...DO NOT
DRIVE INTO IT IF AT ALL POSSIBLE.

&&

$$

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TUCSON AZ
258 PM MST THU MAY 5 2016

AZZ507-508-060600-
/O.CON.KTWC.DU.Y.0005.000000T0000Z-160506T0300Z/
/O.CON.KTWC.WI.Y.0007.160506T1800Z-160507T0300Z/
UPPER SAN PEDRO RIVER VALLEY-
EASTERN COCHISE COUNTY BELOW 5000 FEET-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...SIERRA VISTA...BENSON...WILLCOX...
DOUGLAS
258 PM MST THU MAY 5 2016

...BLOWING DUST ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM MST THIS
EVENING...
...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 8 PM MST
FRIDAY...

* IMPACTS...AREAS OF BLOWING DUST MAY QUICKLY AND DANGEROUSLY
  REDUCE VISIBILITY BELOW ONE MILE...POSING A SIGNIFICANT HAZARD
  TO MOTORISTS. THIS WILL ESPECIALLY BE A CONCERN ALONG INTERSTATE
  10 NEAR SAN SIMON. HIGH PROFILES VEHICLES WILL ALSO BE AFFECTED
  BY STRONG CROSS WINDS. LOOSE OUTDOOR OBJECTS WILL BE BLOWN
  AROUND. IN ADDITION...STRONG AND GUSTY WINDS WILL LIKELY SUSPEND
  DUST INTO THE AIR THAT PEOPLE AND ANIMALS BREATHE. INDIVIDUALS
  WITH HEART DISEASE AND RESPIRATORY SENSITIVITIES MAY WANT TO
  REDUCE THEIR LEVEL OF EXERTION TO LIMIT THE DUST THEY BREATHE
  INTO THEIR LUNGS... ESPECIALLY IF THEY ARE NEAR DUST- PRONE
  LOCATIONS. THOSE MOST AT RISK MAY FEEL BETTER OF THEY AVOID
  OUTSIDE EXERCISE TODAY... KEEPING WINDOWS AND DOORS CLOSED TO
  HELP REDUCE EXPOSURE.

* TIMING...THE BLOWING DUST ADVISORY WILL BE IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM
  MST THIS EVENING AND THE WIND ADVISORY FROM 11 AM TO 8 PM MST
  FRIDAY.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 40
  MPH THIS AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING. SOUTHWEST WINDS OF 25 TO
  35 MPH WITH GUSTS BETWEEN 45 AND 50 MPH FRIDAY. EXPECT HIGHER
  WINDSPEEDS IN THE MOUNTAINS.

* FOR A DETAILED VIEW OF THE HAZARD AREA...VISIT
  WEATHER.GOV/TUCSON AND CLICK ON THE DETAILED HAZARDS TAB

* VISIBILITY...OCCASIONAL BLOWING DUST WILL REDUCE VISIBILITIES
  BELOW 1 MILE THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING...BUT SHOULD REMAIN
  ABOVE A QUARTER OF A MILE.

* FOR A DETAILED VIEW OF THE HAZARD AREA...VISIT
  WEATHER.GOV/TUCSON AND CLICK ON THE DETAILED HAZARDS TAB

* CURRENT AIR POLLUTION LEVELS ARE AVAILABLE FROM THE PIMA
  COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY WEBSITE AT
  WWW.PIMA.GOV/DEQ OR BY CALLING (520) 724-7446

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT SUSTAINED WINDS OF 30 MPH OR GREATER
ARE EXPECTED IN THE VALLEYS...OR 35 MPH OR GREATER ABOVE
5000 FEET. HIGHER GUSTS ARE ALSO LIKELY. THIS COULD MAKE DRIVING
DIFFICULT...ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. USE EXTRA
CAUTION.

A BLOWING DUST ADVISORY MEANS THAT BLOWING DUST WILL RESTRICT
VISIBILITIES BELOW ONE MILE IN SOME AREAS. TRAVELERS ARE URGED TO
USE CAUTION. IF YOU ENCOUNTER LOCALIZED DENSE BLOWING DUST...
ESPECIALLY NEAR PLOWED FIELDS OR CONSTRUCTION SITES...DO NOT
DRIVE INTO IT IF AT ALL POSSIBLE.

&&

$$

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