Weather Alerts for Pinal County AZ

Issued by the National Weather Service

Blowing Dust Advisory  BLOWING DUST ADVISORY   Blowing Dust Advisory
PINAL COUNTY AZ

Areas Affected:
Apache Junction, Gold Canyon - East Valley - Gila Bend - Northwest Pinal County - Sonoran Desert Natl Monument - South Mountain, Ahwatukee - Southeast Valley, Queen Creek - West Pinal County
Effective: Tue, 8/14 5:00pm Updated: Tue, 8/14 11:00am Urgency: Expected
Expires: Tue, 8/14 11:00pm Severity:  Moderate  Certainty: Likely

 
Details:
...BLOWING DUST ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 11 PM
MST THIS EVENING...
The National Weather Service in Phoenix has issued a Blowing Dust
Advisory, which is in effect from 5 PM this afternoon to 11 PM
MST this evening.
* TIMING...Between 5 PM this afternoon and 11 PM this evening.
* WINDS...Gusts over 40 mph.
* VISIBILITY...Below 1 mile.
* IMPACTS...Hazardous driving conditions from widespread blowing
dust reducing visibility below 1 mile.
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.

Blowing Dust Advisory  BLOWING DUST ADVISORY   Blowing Dust Advisory
PINAL COUNTY AZ

Areas Affected:
South Central Pinal County including Eloy, Picacho Peak State Park - Southeast Pinal County including Kearny, Mammoth, Oracle - Tohono O'odham Nation including Sells - Tucson Metro Area including Tucson, Green Valley, Marana, Vail - Western Pima County Including Ajo, Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument
Effective: Tue, 8/14 5:00pm Updated: Tue, 8/14 11:00am Urgency: Expected
Expires: Tue, 8/14 11:00pm Severity:  Moderate  Certainty: Likely

 
Details:
...BLOWING DUST ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 11 PM
MST THIS EVENING...
The National Weather Service in Tucson has issued a Blowing Dust
Advisory, which is in effect from 5 PM this afternoon to 11 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...Areas of blowing dust will be possible from 5 PM MST
this evening through 11 PM MST tonight.
* WINDS...Gusty winds in excess of 40 MPH will be possible.
* VISIBILITY...Reduced visiblities of less than 1 mile in blowing
dust will be possible, with localized areas down to one-quarter
of a mile in dust prone locations including Interstate 10 from
Marana northwest through Pinal County into the Casa Grande area.
* For a detailed view of the hazard area...visit
weather.gov/Tucson and click on the Detailed Hazards Icon
* 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.