- Blowing Dust Advisory for San Bernadino County-Upper Colorado River Valley County, California
- Blowing Dust Advisory issued April 12 at 7:01PM PDT until April 12 at 8:00PM PDT by NWS
- Effective: Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 7:01 p.m.
- Expires: Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 8 p.m.
...Blowing Dust Advisory issued April 12 at 7:00PM MST expiring April
12 at 8:00PM MST by NWS Phoenix AZ...
* AFFECTED AREA...Much of Eastern Riverside County in California
and most of La Paz County in Arizona. This includes Blythe,
Quartzite, Joshua Tree National Park, and portions of
Interstate 10 from near Centennial west through Blythe and
toward Desert Center.
* TIMING...Through this evening.
* WINDS...Westerly winds of 25 to 35 mph gusting to 40 to 50 mph.
* VISIBILITY...Generally 1 to 5 miles, but occasionally lower
than 1 mile in isolated dust channels.
* Impacts...Difficult driving conditions, especially on any
north- south oriented roads in open areas. Reductions in
visibility due to blowing dust will result in hazardous
driving conditions. Motorists traveling along Interstate 10
are urged to exercise caution. Unsecured objects may also
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
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.