Weather Alert: WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT

April 25th, 2016 at 12:07 PM

WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM MST /1 PM PDT/ THIS AFTERNOON TO 10 PM MST /10 PM PDT/ THIS EVENING…

* AFFECTED AREA… THE LOWER DESERTS AND HIGHER TERRAIN OF SOUTH- CENTRAL AZ. THIS INCLUDES THE GREATER PHOENIX METROPOLITAN AREA… GILA BEND… CASA GRANDE… MARICOPA… COOLIDGE… GLOBE… THE SALT RIVER RECREATIONAL LAKES AS WELL AS INTERSTATES 10 AND 8 THROUGHOUT THE AREA.

* TIMING… THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

* WINDS… WESTERLY AT 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS OF 40 TO 45 MPH.

* IMPACTS… HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS DUE TO AREAS OF REDUCED VISIBILITY IN BLOWING DUST AS WELL AS STRONG CROSS WINDS ON NORTH- SOUTH ORIENTED ROADWAYS. AFFECTED ROADWAYS INCLUDE INTERSTATE 8… INTERSTATE 10… AND HIGHWAY 347.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

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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.A COLD FRONT WILL SWEEP ACROSS SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AND ARIZONA TODAY LEADING TO STRONG WINDS AND AREAS OF BLOWING DUST.

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