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blowing dust
Maricopa County, AZ

...BLOWING DUST ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THIS
AFTERNOON TO 9 PM MST THIS EVENING...

A BLOWING DUST ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THIS
AFTERNOON TO 9 PM MST THIS EVENING.

* AFFECTED AREA...THE GREATER PHOENIX METROPOLITAN AREA AND
NORTHWEST AND NORTH CENTRAL PINAL COUNTY.

* TIMING...FROM 2 PM MST THIS AFTERNOON UNTIL 9 PM MST THIS
EVENING...AS STRONG AND GUSTY THUNDERSTORM OUTFLOWS DEVELOP
AND MOVE ACROSS THE REGION. THERE IS A SLIGHT POSSIBILITY THAT
MERGING OUTFLOWS COULD CONSOLIDATE AND TRACK NORTHWEST...
FORMING A HABOOB...WITH AREAS OF WIDESPREAD DENSE BLOWING
DUST.

* WINDS...THUNDERSTORM OUTFLOW WINDS OF 35 TO 45 MPH...GENERALLY
BLOWING TOWARD THE NORTHWEST.

* VISIBILITY...RAPIDLY DROPPING TO AROUND 1 MILE...POSSIBLY
LOWER NEAR OPEN FIELDS AND DUST-PRONE AREAS.

* IMPACTS...VISIBILITIES MAY BE DROP SUDDENLY...RESULTING IN
HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS. USE CAUTION IF YOU ENCOUNTER
AREAS OF 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.

&&

$$

Pinal County, AZ

...BLOWING DUST ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THIS
AFTERNOON TO 9 PM MST THIS EVENING...

A BLOWING DUST ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THIS
AFTERNOON TO 9 PM MST THIS EVENING.

* AFFECTED AREA...THE GREATER PHOENIX METROPOLITAN AREA AND
NORTHWEST AND NORTH CENTRAL PINAL COUNTY.

* TIMING...FROM 2 PM MST THIS AFTERNOON UNTIL 9 PM MST THIS
EVENING...AS STRONG AND GUSTY THUNDERSTORM OUTFLOWS DEVELOP
AND MOVE ACROSS THE REGION. THERE IS A SLIGHT POSSIBILITY THAT
MERGING OUTFLOWS COULD CONSOLIDATE AND TRACK NORTHWEST...
FORMING A HABOOB...WITH AREAS OF WIDESPREAD DENSE BLOWING
DUST.

* WINDS...THUNDERSTORM OUTFLOW WINDS OF 35 TO 45 MPH...GENERALLY
BLOWING TOWARD THE NORTHWEST.

* VISIBILITY...RAPIDLY DROPPING TO AROUND 1 MILE...POSSIBLY
LOWER NEAR OPEN FIELDS AND DUST-PRONE AREAS.

* IMPACTS...VISIBILITIES MAY BE DROP SUDDENLY...RESULTING IN
HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS. USE CAUTION IF YOU ENCOUNTER
AREAS OF 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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