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Blowing Dust Advisory
AZZ507-508-060300-
/O.NEW.KTWC.DU.Y.0005.160505T1900Z-160506T0300Z/
/O.CON.KTWC.WI.Y.0007.160506T1800Z-160507T0300Z/
UPPER SAN PEDRO RIVER VALLEY-
EASTERN COCHISE COUNTY BELOW 5000 FEET-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...SIERRA VISTA...BENSON...WILLCOX...
DOUGLAS
919 AM MST THU MAY 5 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.

&&

$$

Blowing Dust Advisory
AZZ501>506-515-060300-
/O.NEW.KTWC.DU.Y.0005.160505T1900Z-160506T0300Z/
WESTERN PIMA COUNTY-TOHONO O'ODHAM NATION-
UPPER SANTA CRUZ RIVER VALLEY/ALTAR VALLEY-TUCSON METRO AREA-
SOUTH CENTRAL PINAL COUNTY-SOUTHEAST PINAL COUNTY-
BABOQUIVARI MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...AJO...ORGAN PIPE CACTUS N.M....SELLS...
NOGALES...TUCSON...GREEN VALLEY...MARANA...VAIL...
PICACHO PEAK STATE PARK...MAMMOTH...ORACLE
919 AM MST THU MAY 5 2016

...BLOWING DUST ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON UNTIL 8 PM MST THIS
EVENING...

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...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...SOUTHWEST WINDS WILL INCREASE TODAY...ESPECIALLY BY
AROUND NOON TODAY AND WILL CONTINUE INTO THE EARLY EVENING
HOURS...BEFORE TAPERING OFF SHORTLY AFTER SUNSET.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST WINDS OF 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO NEAR 40
MPH.

* VISIBILITY...VISIBILITIES MAY INTERMITTENTLY FALL BELOW 1 MILE
IN BLOWING DUST.

* 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 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
AZZ151-060300-
/O.EXT.KTWC.FW.W.0012.160506T1800Z-160507T0300Z/
/O.CON.KTWC.FW.W.0011.160505T1900Z-160506T0300Z/
ARIZONA FIRE WEATHER ZONE 151
EASTERN PIMA COUNTY-SOUTHEASTERN PINAL COUNTY-
SANTA CRUZ COUNTY-WESTERN COCHISE COUNTY-
CORONADO NF-TDC-
258 AM MST THU MAY 5 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 8 PM MST
THIS EVENING FOR FOR STRONG AND GUSTY WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY
AND A VERY HIGH FIRE DANGER FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONE 151 INCLUDING
EASTERN PIMA...SOUTHEAST PINAL...SANTA CRUZ AND WESTERN COCHISE
COUNTIES...

...RED FLAG WARNING NOW IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 8 PM MST FRIDAY FOR
FOR STRONG AND GUSTY WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND A VERY HIGH
FIRE DANGER FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONE 151 INCLUDING EASTERN PIMA...
SOUTHEAST PINAL...SANTA CRUZ AND WESTERN COCHISE COUNTIES...

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 151.

* TIMING...NOON THROUGH 8 PM TODAY. 11 AM THROUGH 8 PM MST FRIDAY.

* WINDS...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST 20-FT WINDS OF 15 TO 25 MPH WITH
GUSTS BETWEEN 35 AND 40 MPH THURSDAY. SOUTHWEST 20-FT WINDS 20
TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 45 MPH FRIDAY.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...DAYTIME MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES
TODAY WILL LOWER TO BETWEEN 5 AND 14 PERCENT. MINIMUM RELATIVE
HUMIDITY VALUES FRIDAY WILL RANGE BETWEEN 8 AND 15 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.

&&

$$

Fire Weather Watch
AZZ150-151-041330-
/O.CON.KTWC.FW.A.0009.160505T1700Z-160506T0300Z/
ARIZONA FIRE WEATHER ZONE 150
WESTERN PIMA COUNTY-SOUTH CENTRAL PINAL COUNTY-
TOHONO O'ODHAM NATION-TDC-ARIZONA FIRE WEATHER ZONE 151
EASTERN PIMA COUNTY-SOUTHEASTERN PINAL COUNTY-
SANTA CRUZ COUNTY-WESTERN COCHISE COUNTY-
CORONADO NF-TDC-
210 PM MST TUE MAY 3 2016

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING
THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING FOR STRONG WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY
AND A HIGH FIRE DANGER FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 150 AND 151...

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 150 AND FIRE WEATHER ZONE
151.

* TIMING...10 AM THROUGH 8 PM THURSDAY.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST TO WEST 20-FT WINDS OF 15 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS
BETWEEN 35 AND 40 MPH.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...DAYTIME MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES WILL
LOWER TO BETWEEN 7 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 FIRE WEATHER WATCH MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE FORECAST TO OCCUR. LISTEN FOR LATER FORECASTS AND POSSIBLE
RED FLAG WARNINGS.

PLEASE ADVISE THE APPROPRIATE OFFICIALS OR FIRE CREWS IN THE FIELD
OF THE FIRE WEATHER WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF SOUTHEAST ARIZONA.

&&

$$

Wind Advisory
AZZ511>513-060300-
/O.CON.KTWC.WI.Y.0007.160506T1800Z-160507T0300Z/
GALIURO AND PINALENO MOUNTAINS-CHIRICAHUA MOUNTAINS-
DRAGOON AND MULE AND HUACHUCA AND SANTA RITA MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CHIRICAHUA NM...BISBEE...CANELO HILLS
919 AM MST THU MAY 5 2016

...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 8 PM MST
FRIDAY...

* IMPACTS...AREAS OF BLOWING DUST MAY QUICKLY AND DANGEROUSLY
REDUCE VISIBILITY. THIS WILL ESPECIALLY BE A CONCERN ALONG
INTERSTATE 10 NEAR SAN SIMON. HIGH PROFILES VEHICLES WILL ALSO
BE AFFECTED BY STRONG CROSS WINDS. LOOSE OUTDOOR OBJECTS WILL
BE BLOWN AROUND.

* TIMING...11 AM TO 8 PM MST FRIDAY.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS BETWEEN 45 AND 50
MPH. 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

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.

&&

$$

Wind Advisory
AZZ507-508-060300-
/O.NEW.KTWC.DU.Y.0005.160505T1900Z-160506T0300Z/
/O.CON.KTWC.WI.Y.0007.160506T1800Z-160507T0300Z/
UPPER SAN PEDRO RIVER VALLEY-
EASTERN COCHISE COUNTY BELOW 5000 FEET-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...SIERRA VISTA...BENSON...WILLCOX...
DOUGLAS
919 AM MST THU MAY 5 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.

&&

$$

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