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Blowing Dust Advisory


URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TUCSON AZ
217 AM MST FRI MAY 6 2016

AZZ509-070300-
/O.NEW.KTWC.DU.Y.0006.160506T1800Z-160507T0300Z/
UPPER GILA RIVER VALLEY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CLIFTON...SAFFORD
217 AM MST FRI MAY 6 2016

...BLOWING DUST ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO
8 PM MST THIS EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TUCSON HAS ISSUED A BLOWING DUST
ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 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...11 AM THIS MORNING THROUGH 8 PM MST THIS EVENING.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST WINDS OF 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 45 MPH.
  EXPECT HIGHER WINDSPEEDS IN THE MOUNTAINS.

* 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 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
217 AM MST FRI MAY 6 2016

AZZ507-508-070300-
/O.NEW.KTWC.DU.Y.0006.160506T1800Z-160507T0300Z/
/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
217 AM MST FRI MAY 6 2016

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

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TUCSON HAS ISSUED A BLOWING DUST
ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 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...11 AM THIS MORNING THROUGH 8 PM MST THIS EVENING.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST WINDS OF 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS BETWEEN 45
  AND 50 MPH.

* VISIBILITY...SIGNIFICANT LOCALIZED DENSE BLOWING DUST ALONG
  INTERSTATE 10 NEAR SAN SIMON WILL LIKELY REDUCE VISIBILITIES ON
  THE INTERSTATE TO BELOW A QUARTER MILE. OTHERWISE...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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