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3 products issued by NWS for: Imperial CA

Air Quality Alert

CAZ562-566-567-040800-
Imperial County Southwest-Imperial County West-Imperial Valley-
Including the cities of Mountain Spring, Coolidge Springs,
Salton City, Winona, Coyote Wells, Ocotillo, Plaster City,
El Centro, Calexico, Alamorio, and Brawley
950 AM PST Fri Mar 1 2024

...AIR QUALITY ALERT DUE TO ELEVATED PARTICULATE MATTER LEVELS FROM WINDBLOWN DUST...

The Imperial County APCD has issued an air quality alert due to
increased particulate matter from blowing dust. The air quality
alert is in effect Saturday, March 2, 2024 and Sunday, March 3, 2024.

In areas directly impacted by high levels of windblown dust, limit
your exposure by  remaining indoors with windows and doors closed
and avoiding vigorous physical activity. Run your air conditioner or
an air purifier. If temperatures allow, avoid using whole house fans
or swamp coolers that bring in outside air.

Exposure to high particle pollution levels can cause serious health
problems, including asthma attacks, heart and lung disease symptoms,
and increased risk of respiratory infections. People with heart or
lung diseases should follow their doctor`s advice for dealing with
episodes of unhealthy air quality. Children, older adults, and people
with respiratory or heart disease should avoid prolonged exposure
and strenuous activities when particle pollution levels are high.

To help minimize outdoor particulate levels:
• Carpool, telecommute, reduce trips, or take public transportation
• Slow down if driving on dirt roads
• Stabilize loose soils

Levels of particulate matter can vary hour by hour and by location depending
on wind conditions.

To view current and forecast air quality within Imperial County visit
the Imperial County Air Quality website at
http://www.imperialvalleyair.org/ or follow ICAPCD on Twitter,
facebook or Instagram (@county_air).


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Wind Advisory

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Phoenix AZ
153 PM MST Sat Mar 2 2024

CAZ566-567-031115-
/O.NEW.KPSR.WI.Y.0006.240303T2100Z-240304T0600Z/
/O.CON.KPSR.WI.Y.0005.000000T0000Z-240303T0700Z/
Imperial County West-Imperial Valley-
Including the cities of Coolidge Springs, Salton City, Winona,
Coyote Wells, Ocotillo, Plaster City, El Centro, Calexico,
Alamorio, and Brawley
1253 PM PST Sat Mar 2 2024

...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT PST TONIGHT...
...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM TO 11 PM PST SUNDAY...

* WHAT...West winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 45 mph.

* WHERE...Western Imperial County and Imperial Valley including
  the city of El Centro.

* WHEN...For the first Wind Advisory, until midnight PST
  tonight. For the second Wind Advisory, from 2 PM to 11 PM PST
  Sunday.

* IMPACTS...Difficult driving conditions, especially for larger
  vehicles traveling along roads with crosswinds. Light,
  unsecured objects may become airborne.

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.

&&

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Wind Advisory

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Phoenix AZ
153 PM MST Sat Mar 2 2024

CAZ566-567-031115-
/O.NEW.KPSR.WI.Y.0006.240303T2100Z-240304T0600Z/
/O.CON.KPSR.WI.Y.0005.000000T0000Z-240303T0700Z/
Imperial County West-Imperial Valley-
Including the cities of Coolidge Springs, Salton City, Winona,
Coyote Wells, Ocotillo, Plaster City, El Centro, Calexico,
Alamorio, and Brawley
1253 PM PST Sat Mar 2 2024

...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT PST TONIGHT...
...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM TO 11 PM PST SUNDAY...

* WHAT...West winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 45 mph.

* WHERE...Western Imperial County and Imperial Valley including
  the city of El Centro.

* WHEN...For the first Wind Advisory, until midnight PST
  tonight. For the second Wind Advisory, from 2 PM to 11 PM PST
  Sunday.

* IMPACTS...Difficult driving conditions, especially for larger
  vehicles traveling along roads with crosswinds. Light,
  unsecured objects may become airborne.

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.

&&

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