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Air Quality Alert
AZC027-040400-

AIR QUALITY ALERT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PHOENIX AZ
945 AM MST FRI DEC 2 2016

...HIGH POLLUTION ADVISORY FOR YUMA COUNTY SATURDAY...

AN AIRBORNE COARSE PARTICLE HIGH POLLUTION ADVISORY HAS BEEN ISSUED
FOR YUMA COUNTY FOR SATURDAY.

AN EPISODE OF STRONG AND GUSTY WINDS IS FORECAST TO GENERATE
WIDESPREAD BLOWING DUST THAT MAY RESULT IN LOCAL COARSE PARTICLE
CONCENTRATIONS THAT POSE A HEALTH RISK. ADVERSE HEALTH EFFECTS
INCREASE AS AIR QUALITY DETERIORATES.

COARSE PARTICULATE MATTER - ALSO KNOWN AS PM-10 - IS AN AIR
CONTAMINANT THAT CAN AGGRAVATE HEART AND LUNG DISEASE CONDITIONS...
ESPECIALLY IN OLDER ADULTS...CHILDREN...AND THOSE WITH ASTHMA. A
DECREASE IN PHYSICAL ACTIVITY IS RECOMMENDED.

CONSOLIDATE YOUR TRAVEL...STABILIZE LOOSE SOILS...SLOW DOWN OR AVOID
TRAVEL ON DIRT ROADS...REDUCE OR ELIMINATE FIREPLACE USE...AND AVOID
USING GAS-POWERED LAWN EQUIPMENT.

$$

Wind Advisory
AZZ020-025-CAZ030>033-040400-
/O.CON.KPSR.WI.Y.0015.000000T0000Z-161204T0400Z/
LOWER COLORADO RIVER VALLEY AZ-YUMA/MARTINEZ LAKE AND VICINITY-
JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK-LOWER COLORADO RIVER VALLEY CA-
RIVERSIDE COUNTY/EASTERN DESERTS-IMPERIAL COUNTY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...EHRENBERG...PARKER...
FORTUNA FOOTHILLS...SAN LUIS...SOMERTON...YUMA...
COTTONWOOD VISITOR CENTER...KEYS VIEW...LOST HORSE...BLYTHE...
CHIRIACO SUMMIT...DESERT CENTER...EAGLE MOUNTAIN...BRAWLEY...
CALEXICO...EL CENTRO...GLAMIS...IMPERIAL...THE SALTON SEA
109 PM MST SAT DEC 3 2016 /1209 PM PST SAT DEC 3 2016/

...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM MST /8 PM PST/ THIS
EVENING...

* AFFECTED AREA...THE LOWER COLORADO RIVER VALLEY INCLUDING THE YUMA
AND MARTINEZ LAKE AREA...EASTERN RIVERSIDE COUNTY...JOSHUA TREE
NATIONAL PARK...AND IMPERIAL COUNTY. THIS INCLUDES INTERSTATE 8
FROM YUMA TO THE COASTAL MOUNTAINS AND INTERSTATE 10 FROM BLYTHE
TOWARD THE COACHELLA VALLEY.

* TIMING...THROUGH 8 PM PST /9 PM MST/ TONIGHT.

* WINDS...NORTH WINDS AROUND 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH.

* IMPACTS...STRONG CROSSWINDS ON EAST/WEST ORIENTED ROADS AND LOCALLY
REDUCED VISIBILITIES DUE TO AREAS OF BLOWING DUST CREATING
HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS. HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES MOST
SUSCEPTIBLE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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.

&&

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