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Wind Advisory

Statement as of 11:20 AM MDT on March 27, 2017

Expires 10:00 PM EDT on March 28, 2017


... Wind Advisory now in effect from 3 am to 7 PM MST Tuesday...

* affected area... western La Paz and northern Yuma counties.
This includes Interstate 10 in western La Paz County and
Highway 95.

* Timing... early Tuesday morning through the afternoon.

* Winds... northwest winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 45 mph.

* Impacts... strong northwesterly Crosswinds affecting both
north/south and east/west oriented roads. Locally reduced
visibilities due to areas of blowing dust creating hazardous
driving conditions. High profile vehicles will be most
susceptible.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Wind Advisory means that sustained wind speeds of between
30 and 40 mph are expected, or wind gusts of between 40 and
58 mph. Winds this strong can make driving difficult, especially
for high profile vehicles. In addition, strong winds over desert
areas could result in briefly lowered visibilities to well under
a mile at times in blowing dust or blowing sand. Use extra
caution.




Fire Weather Warning

Statement as of 12:52 PM PDT on March 27, 2017

Expires 10:00 PM EDT on March 28, 2017


... Red flag warning in effect from noon MST /noon PDT/ to 7 PM
MST /7 PM PDT/ Tuesday for strong winds, low relative humidity
and high fire danger for the lower Colorado River valley and
southwestern deserts of Arizona...

The National Weather Service in Phoenix has issued a red flag
warning for strong winds, low relative humidity and high fire
danger, which is in effect from noon MST /noon PDT/ to 7 PM MST
/7 PM PDT/ Tuesday. The Fire Weather Watch is no longer in effect.

* Affected area... Arizona fire weather zone 131 Yuma/Martinez Lake
and vicinity/lower Colorado River valley AZ, Arizona fire
weather zone 132 southwest deserts and California fire weather
zone 231 lower Colorado River valley CA. This includes areas
west of Maricopa County, including Yuma and La Paz counties.

* Winds... northwest 20 to 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph.

* Timing... Tuesday afternoon.

* Relative humidity... as low as 5 to 10 percent.

* Impacts... fuels remain somewhat moist, though fire danger may
quickly become high Tuesday afternoon. These conditions combined
with low relative humidity and strong winds may lead to hazardous
fire weather conditions for a few hours.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Please advise the appropriate officials and fire crews in the
field of this red flag warning.





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Alabama - Severe Thunderstorm Watch , Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Special Statement
Alaska - Winter Weather Advisory
Arizona - Wind Advisory , Fire Weather Warning
Arkansas - Severe Thunderstorm Watch , Flood Warning , Public Information Statement
California - High Surf Advisory , Wind Advisory, High Wind Warning , Wind Advisory , High Wind Warning , Frost Advisory , Fire Weather Warning , Hydrologic Statement , Beach Hazard Statement , Air Quality Alert , Public Information Statement
Colorado - Winter Storm Watch , Winter Weather Advisory
Connecticut - Dense Fog Advisory
Georgia - Severe Thunderstorm Watch , Severe Thunderstorm Warning
Hawaii - High Surf Advisory
Idaho - Flood Warning , Areal Flood Watch, Areal Flood Advisory , Areal Flood Advisory , Areal Flood Watch , Areal Flood Advisory, Areal Flood Watch
Indiana - Severe Thunderstorm Watch , Flood Watch
Kansas -
Kentucky - Severe Thunderstorm Watch , Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Areal Flood Advisory , Special Statement
Louisiana - Severe Thunderstorm Watch , Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Flood Warning
Maine - Winter Weather Advisory , Public Information Statement
Massachusetts -
Michigan - Flood Advisory
Minnesota - Flood Warning
Mississippi - Severe Thunderstorm Watch , Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Special Statement
Missouri - Severe Thunderstorm Watch
Nevada - Flood Warning , Areal Flood Advisory , Wind Advisory , Lake Wind Advisory
New Mexico - Blowing Dust Advisory, Wind Advisory , Wind Advisory , High Wind Watch , Winter Storm Watch , Fire Weather Watch
New York - Areal Flood Watch , Dense Fog Advisory
North Carolina - Areal Flood Advisory , Special Statement
North Dakota - Flood Warning , Special Statement
Ohio - Areal Flood Advisory
Oregon - Flood Warning
Pennsylvania - Areal Flood Watch
Rhode Island -
South Carolina - Coastal Hazard Statement
Tennessee - Severe Thunderstorm Watch , Tornado Warning , Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Areal Flood Advisory , Special Statement
Texas - Wind Advisory , Blowing Dust Advisory, Wind Advisory , High Wind Watch , Fire Weather Watch , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
Utah - Wind Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory
Virginia - Severe Thunderstorm Watch , Special Statement
Washington - Flood Warning , Areal Flood Warning , Areal Flood Watch , Special Statement
Wyoming - Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Watch , Special Statement

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