Weather Alerts for Southwest Deserts AZ

Issued by the National Weather Service

Blowing Dust Advisory  BLOWING DUST ADVISORY   Blowing Dust Advisory
SOUTHWEST DESERTS AZ

Areas Affected:
Lower Colorado River Valley AZ - Southwest Deserts - West Central Deserts - Yuma, Martinez Lake and Vicinity
Effective: Thu, 3/30 10:16am Updated: Thu, 3/30 1:20pm Urgency: Expected
Expires: Thu, 3/30 11:00pm Severity: Minor Certainty: Likely

 
Details:
...Strong winds and Blowing Dust...
...BLOWING DUST ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM MST /3 PM PDT/ THIS
AFTERNOON TO 11 PM MST /11 PM PDT/ THIS EVENING...
...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM MST /2 PM PDT/ THIS
AFTERNOON TO 11 PM MST /11 PM PDT/ THIS EVENING...
In addition to a Wind Advisory issued earlier, the National
Weather Service in Phoenix has also issued a Blowing Dust
Advisory from 3 PM MST /3 PM PDT/ this afternoon to 11 PM MST /11
PM PDT/ this evening.
* AFFECTED AREA...eastern Riverside and Imperial Counties in
California, and La Paz and Yuma Counties in Arizona. This
includes Interstates 10 and 8 across southeast California
including the Colorado River.
* TIMING...Thursday afternoon through late evening.
* WINDS...West to northwest winds of 25 to 40 mph with gusts to 50
mph. The strongest winds will be focused over La Paz and
northern Yuma counties, and along the Colorado River Valley.
* VISIBILITY...Below 1 mile at times.
* Impacts...Strong winds will create difficult driving conditions
especially for high profile vehicles, and Colorado River
boaters. Reduced visibility under a mile in blowing dust is likely.

Information:
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.
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.

Wind Advisory  WIND ADVISORY   Wind Advisory
SOUTHWEST DESERTS AZ

Areas Affected:
Lower Colorado River Valley AZ - Southwest Deserts - West Central Deserts - Yuma, Martinez Lake and Vicinity
Effective: Thu, 3/30 10:16am Updated: Thu, 3/30 1:20pm Urgency: Expected
Expires: Thu, 3/30 11:00pm Severity: Minor Certainty: Likely

 
Details:
...Strong winds and Blowing Dust...
...BLOWING DUST ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM MST /3 PM PDT/ THIS
AFTERNOON TO 11 PM MST /11 PM PDT/ THIS EVENING...
...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM MST /2 PM PDT/ THIS
AFTERNOON TO 11 PM MST /11 PM PDT/ THIS EVENING...
In addition to a Wind Advisory issued earlier, the National
Weather Service in Phoenix has also issued a Blowing Dust
Advisory from 3 PM MST /3 PM PDT/ this afternoon to 11 PM MST /11
PM PDT/ this evening.
* AFFECTED AREA...eastern Riverside and Imperial Counties in
California, and La Paz and Yuma Counties in Arizona. This
includes Interstates 10 and 8 across southeast California
including the Colorado River.
* TIMING...Thursday afternoon through late evening.
* WINDS...West to northwest winds of 25 to 40 mph with gusts to 50
mph. The strongest winds will be focused over La Paz and
northern Yuma counties, and along the Colorado River Valley.
* VISIBILITY...Below 1 mile at times.
* Impacts...Strong winds will create difficult driving conditions
especially for high profile vehicles, and Colorado River
boaters. Reduced visibility under a mile in blowing dust is likely.

Information:
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.
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.