Yuma County, Arizona
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Blowing Dust Advisory
AZZ021>023-026>028-060300-
/O.CON.KPSR.DU.Y.0008.000000T0000Z-160506T0300Z/
WEST CENTRAL DESERTS-NORTHWEST MARICOPA COUNTY-
GREATER PHOENIX AREA-SOUTHWEST DESERTS-SOUTHWEST MARICOPA COUNTY-
NORTHWEST AND NORTH CENTRAL PINAL COUNTY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BOUSE...QUARTZSITE...SALOME...BUCKEYE...
LAKE PLEASANT...MORRISTOWN...NEW RIVER...TONOPAH...WICKENBURG...
CAREFREE...CAVE CREEK...CHANDLER...FOUNTAIN HILLS...GILBERT...
GLENDALE...MESA...PEORIA...PHOENIX...SCOTTSDALE...SUN CITY...
TEMPE...DATELAND...TACNA...WELLTON...GILA BEND...
APACHE JUNCTION...CASA GRANDE...COOLIDGE...FLORENCE
258 PM MST THU MAY 5 2016

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

* AFFECTED AREA...SOUTH CENTRAL ARIZONA INCLUDING THE OUTSKIRTS
OF THE PHOENIX METRO. THIS ALSO INCLUDES LARGE PORTIONS OF
INTERSTATE 8 AND INTERSTATE 10.

* TIMING...THIS AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING.

* WINDS...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP
TO 40 MPH.

* VISIBILITY...LOCALLY FALLING TO AROUND OR BELOW 1 MILE IN
BLOWING DUST. ESPECIALLY ADJACENT TO OPEN FIELDS.

* IMPACTS...HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS DUE SIGNIFICANTLY
REDUCED VISIBILITY IN BLOWING DUST. IN ADDITION TO INTERSTATE
8 AND INTERSTATE 10...MANY OTHER STATE AND COUNTY ROADS
ADJACENT TO OPEN FIELDS MAY EXPERIENCE LOCALLY DENSE BLOWING
DUST.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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.

&&

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Fire Weather Warning
AZZ132-133-060300-
/O.CON.KPSR.FW.W.0005.000000T0000Z-160506T0300Z/
ARIZONA FIRE WEATHER ZONE 132
SOUTH-CENTRAL AND SOUTHWEST DESERTS-
ARIZONA FIRE WEATHER ZONE 133
SOUTHERN GILA COUNTY/TONTO NATIONAL FOREST FOOTHILLS-
1213 PM MST THU MAY 5 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM MST THIS EVENING
FOR STRONG WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND VERY HIGH FIRE
DANGER FOR SOUTHWEST AND SOUTH-CENTRAL ARIZONA...

* AFFECTED AREA...IN ARIZONA...SOUTH-CENTRAL AND SOUTHWEST
DESERTS AND SOUTHERN GILA COUNTY/TONTO NATIONAL FOREST
FOOTHILLS.

* WINDS...SOUTH 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH.

* TIMING...THROUGH 8 PM MST.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 7 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS...BIO-FUELS IN THE DESERTS AND MOUNTAINS ARE BECOMING
DRIER...RESULTING IN HIGH FIRE DANGER. THESE CONDITIONS...
COMBINED WITH LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND STRONG WINDS...WILL
LEAD TO WIDESPREAD HAZARDOUS FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS IN
SOUTHWEST AND SOUTH-CENTRAL ARIZONA. UNDER THESE CONDITIONS...
IF WILD-FIRES START...THEY CAN SPREAD VERY QUICKLY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

PLEASE ADVISE THE APPROPRIATE OFFICIALS AND FIRE CREWS IN THE
FIELD OF THIS RED FLAG WARNING.

&&

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