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Arizona, Eastern Cochise County Below 5000 Feet including Douglas/Willcox

Blowing Dust Advisory, Wind Advisory

Statement as of 1:13 PM MDT on April 27, 2017

Expires 11:00 PM EDT on April 28, 2017


... Blowing dust advisory in effect from noon to 8 PM MST Friday...
... Wind Advisory in effect from noon to 8 PM MST Friday...

The National Weather Service in Tucson has issued a blowing dust
advisory, which is in effect from noon to 8 PM MST Friday. A Wind
Advisory has also been issued. This Wind Advisory is in effect
from noon to 8 PM MST Friday.

* Impacts... strong winds will result in areas of dense blowing
dust along Interstate-10 near San Simon and the Willcox Playa.
Blowing dust can restrict visibilities below a mile posing a
significant hazard to motorists. In general, winds this strong
can make driving difficult, especially for high profile
vehicles. In addition to roadway impacts, loose and unsecured
outdoor objects may be blown around.

* Timing... winds will increase by late morning, with the strongest
winds during the afternoon hours.

* Winds... southwest to west winds 25 to 40 mph with gusts to
near 50 mph in the afternoon.

* Visibility... dense blowing dust near portions of I-10 east of
Willcox may reduce visibility to less than a half mile at
times. Otherwise, blowing dust will occasionally limit
visibility to less than 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 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.

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.






Fire Weather Warning, Fire Weather Watch

Statement as of 9:11 PM MDT on April 27, 2017

Expires 11:00 PM EDT on April 29, 2017


... Red flag warning remains in effect from 10 am to 8 PM MST
Friday for gusty winds... low humidity and very high fire danger
for fire weather zones 151 and 152...
... Fire Weather Watch is in effect from Saturday afternoon
through Saturday evening for gusty winds... low humidity and very
high fire danger for fire weather zones 151 and 152...

The National Weather Service in Tucson continues the red flag
warning from 10 am to 8 PM MST Friday.

* Affected area... all of fire weather zones 151 and 152 for the
Friday warning. The southeast part of zone 151 and most of 152
for the Saturday watch.

* Timing... the Friday red flag warning will be in effect from 10
am to 8 PM MST. The watch will be in effect Saturday from noon
to 8 PM MST.

* Winds... strong southwest to west winds of 20 to 30 mph with
gusts to 45 mph will develop during the morning hours Friday and
last well into the evening. Another round of somewhat lighter
winds area forecast Saturday afternoon and evening.

* Relative humidity... minimum humidity levels Friday will range
from around 8 to 12 percent western areas to 14 to 21 percent in
eastern areas. For Saturday minimum humidity levels will
generally be 7 to 12 percent area wide.

* Impacts... any fires that develop or are ongoing will have the
potential to spread rapidly under the influence of very strong
winds.

* 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.

A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions
are forecast to occur. Listen for later forecasts and possible
red flag warnings.

Please advise the appropriate officials or fire crews in the
field of the Fire Weather Watch for portions of Southeast
Arizona.






Weather Severe Map
Alabama - Coastal Hazard Statement
Arizona - Wind Advisory , Blowing Dust Advisory, Wind Advisory , Fire Weather Warning , Fire Weather Warning, Fire Weather Watch
Arkansas - Flood Warning , Flash Flood Watch , Flash Flood Watch, Flood Advisory , Lake Wind Advisory , Record Report
California - Areal Flood Advisory , Wind Advisory , High Wind Warning , High Wind Watch , Fire Weather Warning , Beach Hazard Statement , Public Information Statement
Colorado - Winter Storm Watch , Freeze Warning , Special Statement , Public Information Statement , Public Information Statement
Connecticut - Special Statement
Florida - Coastal Hazard Statement , Dense Fog Advisory , Special Statement
Georgia - Special Statement
Idaho - Flood Warning , Areal Flood Advisory , Special Statement
Illinois - Flood Warning , Flash Flood Watch , Frost Advisory
Iowa - Flood Warning , Frost Advisory , Record Report
Kansas - Flash Flood Watch , Winter Storm Watch , Record Report
Kentucky - Flood Warning , Flash Flood Watch
Louisiana - Flood Warning , Coastal Flood Watch , Lake Wind Advisory
Maine - Special Statement
Maryland - Coastal Flood Advisory
Massachusetts - Coastal Flood Statement , Dense Fog Advisory
Michigan - Flood Advisory , Hydrologic Statement
Minnesota - Frost Advisory , Record Report
Missouri - Flood Warning , Flash Flood Watch , Flash Flood Watch, Areal Flood Advisory , Flash Flood Watch, Flood Advisory
Montana - Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning
Nebraska - Flood Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning
Nevada - Areal Flood Warning , Flood Warning , Areal Flood Advisory , Wind Advisory
New Hampshire - Special Statement
New Mexico - Blowing Dust Advisory, Wind Advisory , Wind Advisory , High Wind Warning, High Wind Watch , Winter Storm Warning , Fire Weather Watch , Public Information Statement
New York - Special Statement , Record Report
North Carolina - Flood Warning , Flood Warning, Areal Flood Warning , Flood Advisory , Special Statement , Beach Hazard Statement
North Dakota - Flood Warning
Oklahoma - Flood Warning , Flash Flood Watch , Areal Flood Watch , Flash Flood Watch, Flood Advisory , Winter Storm Watch , Winter Storm Warning , Special Statement
Rhode Island - Dense Fog Advisory , Special Statement
South Carolina - Flood Warning , Special Statement
South Dakota - Winter Weather Advisory
Tennessee - Flood Warning , Flood Advisory , Flash Flood Watch , Flash Flood Watch, Flood Advisory , Special Statement
Texas - Coastal Flood Advisory , Coastal Flood Watch , Lake Wind Advisory , Wind Advisory , Blowing Dust Advisory, Wind Advisory , High Wind Warning, High Wind Watch , Winter Storm Watch , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
Utah - Wind Advisory
Virginia - Flood Warning , Areal Flood Advisory , Dense Fog Advisory , Special Statement
West Virginia - Special Statement
Wisconsin - Flood Watch , Frost Advisory
Wyoming - Winter Storm Warning , Winter Weather Advisory

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