Thomas County, KS
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Blowing Dust Advisory
COZ090>092-KSZ001-002-013-014-027-028-041-042-NEZ079-080-231800-
/O.NEW.KGLD.DU.Y.0001.140423T2300Z-140424T0600Z/
YUMA-KIT CARSON-CHEYENNE CO-CHEYENNE KS-RAWLINS-SHERMAN-THOMAS-
WALLACE-LOGAN-GREELEY-WICHITA-DUNDY-HITCHCOCK-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...YUMA...WRAY...BURLINGTON...
CHEYENNE WELLS...ST. FRANCIS...ATWOOD...GOODLAND...COLBY...
SHARON SPRINGS...OAKLEY...TRIBUNE...LEOTI...BENKELMAN...TRENTON
335 AM MDT WED APR 23 2014 /435 AM CDT WED APR 23 2014/

...BLOWING DUST ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM MDT /6 PM CDT/ THIS
AFTERNOON TO MIDNIGHT MDT /1 AM CDT/ TONIGHT...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GOODLAND HAS ISSUED A BLOWING
DUST ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM MDT /6 PM CDT/ THIS
AFTERNOON TO MIDNIGHT MDT /1 AM CDT/ TONIGHT.

* PEAK WINDS...SUSTAINED NORTH TO NORTHWEST WINDS OF 30 TO 40 MPH
WITH GUSTS TO 55 MPH ARE EXPECTED. A FEW GUSTS OVER 55 MPH CAN
NOT BE RULED OUT.

* TIMING/DURATION...BLOWING DUST IS EXPECTED TO ENTER YUMA COUNTY
BETWEEN 4 PM MDT AND 5 PM MDT QUICKLY MOVING SOUTH OR SOUTHEAST
THROUGH THE REST OF THE ADVISORY AREA THROUGH MIDNIGHT MDT (1
AM CDT).

* OTHER IMPACTS...BLOWING DUST MAY REDUCE VISIBILITIES SUDDENLY TO
NEAR ZERO...ESPECIALLY IN AREAS WHERE PLOWED FIELDS EXIST.
MOTORISTS SHOULD DRIVE CAREFULLY THROUGH AREAS OF LOW
VISIBILITIES. IF YOU SEE AN ADVANCING WALL OF DUST DO NOT DRIVE
THROUGH IT IF AT ALL POSSIBLE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A BLOWING DUST ADVISORY MEANS THAT BLOWING DUST WILL OCCASIONALLY
RESTRICT VISIBILITY TO LESS THAN ONE MILE. TRAVELERS ARE URGED TO
USE CAUTION AND BE ALERT TO RAPIDLY CHANGING VISIBILITY...
ESPECIALLY NEAR OPEN FIELDS.

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