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Arizona, Eastern Cochise County Below 5000 Feet including Douglas/Willcox

Blowing Dust Advisory, Wind Advisory

Statement as of 9:19 AM MDT on May 05, 2016

Expires 11:00 PM EDT on May 06, 2016


... Blowing dust advisory in effect from noon until 8 PM MST this
evening...
... Wind Advisory remains in effect from 11 am to 8 PM MST
Friday...

The National Weather Service in Tucson has issued a blowing dust
advisory... which is in effect from noon until 8 PM MST this
evening.

* Impacts... areas of blowing dust may quickly and dangerously
reduce visibility below one mile... posing a significant hazard
to motorists. This will especially be a concern along Interstate
10 near San Simon and Picacho. High profiles vehicles will also
be affected by strong cross winds. Loose outdoor objects will be
blown around. 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... the blowing dust advisory will be in effect from noon
to 8 PM today and the Wind Advisory from 11 am to 8 PM MST
Friday.

* Winds... southwest winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts to around 40 mph
this afternoon and early evening. Southwest winds of 25 to 35
mph with gusts between 45 and 50 mph Friday. Expect higher
windspeeds in the mountains.

* For a detailed view of the hazard area... visit
weather.Gov/Tucson and click on the detailed hazards tab

* 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 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.






Fire Weather Warning

Statement as of 2:58 AM MDT on May 05, 2016

Expires 11:00 PM EDT on May 06, 2016


... Red flag warning now in effect from 11 am to 8 PM MST Friday
for strong and gusty winds... low relative humidity and a very high
fire danger for fire weather zones 152 and southern portions of
zone 153 including eastern Cochise... Graham and southern Greenlee
counties...

* affected area... fire weather zone 152 and southern fire weather
zone 153.

* Timing... 11 am through 8 PM MST Friday.

* Winds... southwest 20-ft winds 25 to 30 mph with gusts between 45
and 50 mph Friday.

* Relative humidity... daytime minimum relative humidity values
Friday will range between 6 and 14 percent.

* Impacts... any fires that develop or are ongoing will have the
potential to spread rapidly.

* For a detailed view of the hazard area... visit weather.Gov/Tucson
and click on the detailed hazards tab.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A red flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions
are either occurring now... or are expected to develop. A
combination of strong winds... low relative humidity... and dry
vegetation will create the potential for rapid and erratic fire
growth.

Please advise the appropriate officials or fire crews in the
field of the red flag warning for portions of Southeast Arizona.





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