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Blowing Dust Advisory
AZZ507-508-070300-
/O.NEW.KTWC.DU.Y.0006.160506T1800Z-160507T0300Z/
/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
217 AM MST FRI MAY 6 2016

...BLOWING DUST ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO
8 PM MST THIS EVENING...
...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO
8 PM MST THIS EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TUCSON HAS ISSUED A BLOWING DUST
ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 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...11 AM THIS MORNING THROUGH 8 PM MST THIS EVENING.

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

* VISIBILITY...SIGNIFICANT LOCALIZED DENSE BLOWING DUST ALONG
INTERSTATE 10 NEAR SAN SIMON WILL LIKELY REDUCE VISIBILITIES ON
THE INTERSTATE TO BELOW A QUARTER MILE. OTHERWISE...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
AZZ151>153-070300-
/O.CON.KTWC.FW.W.0012.160506T1800Z-160507T0300Z/
ARIZONA FIRE WEATHER ZONE 151
EASTERN PIMA COUNTY-SOUTHEASTERN PINAL COUNTY-
SANTA CRUZ COUNTY-WESTERN COCHISE COUNTY-
CORONADO NF-TDC-ARIZONA FIRE WEATHER ZONE 152
SOUTHERN GRAHAM COUNTY-CENTRAL AND EASTERN COCHISE COUNTY-
SOUTHERN GREENLEE COUNTY-
LOWER ELEVATIONS OF THE SAN CARLOS APACHE NATION
IN GRAHAM COUNTY-CORONADO NF-SAFFORD BLM-TDC-
ARIZONA FIRE WEATHER ZONE 153
NORTHERN GRAHAM COUNTY-NORTHERN GREENLEE COUNTY-
WHITE AND GILA MOUNTAINS-APACHE SITGREAVES NF-SDC-
217 AM MST FRI MAY 6 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO
8 PM MST THIS EVENING 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 THIS MORNING THROUGH 8 PM MST THIS EVENING.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 20-FT WINDS 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS BETWEEN
45 AND 50 MPH.

* 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.

&&

$$


Wind Advisory
AZZ507-508-070300-
/O.NEW.KTWC.DU.Y.0006.160506T1800Z-160507T0300Z/
/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
217 AM MST FRI MAY 6 2016

...BLOWING DUST ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO
8 PM MST THIS EVENING...
...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO
8 PM MST THIS EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TUCSON HAS ISSUED A BLOWING DUST
ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 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...11 AM THIS MORNING THROUGH 8 PM MST THIS EVENING.

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

* VISIBILITY...SIGNIFICANT LOCALIZED DENSE BLOWING DUST ALONG
INTERSTATE 10 NEAR SAN SIMON WILL LIKELY REDUCE VISIBILITIES ON
THE INTERSTATE TO BELOW A QUARTER MILE. OTHERWISE...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.

&&

$$

Wind Advisory
AZZ511>513-070300-
/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
217 AM MST FRI MAY 6 2016

...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO
8 PM MST THIS EVENING...

* IMPACTS...AREAS OF BLOWING DUST MAY QUICKLY AND DANGEROUSLY
REDUCE VISIBILITY. HIGH PROFILES VEHICLES WILL ALSO BE AFFECTED
BY STRONG CROSS WINDS. LOOSE OUTDOOR OBJECTS WILL BE BLOWN
AROUND.

* TIMING...11 AM THIS MORNING THROUGH 8 PM MST THIS EVENING.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS BETWEEN 45 AND 50 MPH.
EXPECT HIGHER WINDSPEEDS AT HIGHER ELEVATIONS.

* 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.

&&

$$


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