« View county listBlowing Dust Advisory
Western Pima County-Tohono O'Odham Nation-Tucson Metro Area-
South Central Pinal County-
Including the cities of Ajo, Sells, and Picacho Peak State Park
958 AM MST Wed Aug 23 2017
...BLOWING DUST ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO
7 PM MST THIS EVENING NORTHWEST OF TUCSON...
The National Weather Service in Tucson has issued a Blowing Dust
Advisory, which is in effect from 3 PM this afternoon to 7 PM MST
* IMPACTS...Blowing dust can restrict visibilities below a mile
posing a significant hazard to motorists along Interstate 10
northwest of Tucson and Routes 15 and 86 west of Tucson. 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
* TIMING...Areas of blowing dust are likely between 3 and 7 pm
* WINDS...Southeast winds of 25 to 35 mph with gusts to 45 mph
could produce areas of blowing dust.
* VISIBILITY...could be reduced to less than 1 mile at times.
* For a detailed view of the hazard area...visit
weather.gov/Tucson and click on the Detailed Hazards Icon
* 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
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.
$$Special Weather Statement
Upper San Pedro River Valley including Sierra
Vista/Benson-Dragoon/Mule/Huachuca and Santa Rita Mountains including
Bisbee/Canelo Hills/Madera Canyon-Upper Santa Cruz River and Altar
Valleys including Nogales-Tucson Metro Area including Tucson/Green
109 PM MST WED AUG 23 2017
...SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR EASTERN SANTA CRUZ COUNTY UNTIL
200 PM MST...
At 108 PM MST, Doppler radar was tracking strong thunderstorms along
a line extending from 15 miles southeast of East Sahuarita to 14
miles east of Nogales. Movement was northwest at 15 mph.
Half inch hail and winds in excess of 40 mph will be possible with
Locations impacted include...
Patagonia, Kino Springs, Canelo, Sonoita, Elgin, Patagonia Lake and
Heavy rainfall is also occurring with these storms, and may lead to
localized flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded
LAT...LON 3189 11088 3177 11045 3133 11046 3133 11087
TIME...MOT...LOC 2008Z 122DEG 14KT 3181 11070 3142 11069