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Dust Storm Warning, High Wind Warning
Issued: 10:31 AM MDT Apr. 19, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Dust Storm Warning remains in effect until 8 PM MST this
... High Wind Warning remains in effect until 8 PM MST this

* timing... southwest winds will develop strengthen through the
afternoon hours. Winds will begin to decrease around sunset

* Winds... southwest 30 to 40 mph, with gusts from 55 to 65 mph.

* Visibility... expect visibilities to be reduced at times to
less than one quarter mile in areas of blowing dust.

* Impacts... winds this strong can make for difficult driving,
especially for high profile vehicles. Some property damage is
possible. Visibilities can quickly drop to less than one
quarter mile in blowing dust. Avoid travel if at all possible.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A dust Storm Warning means visibilities are less than one quarter
mile due to blowing dust. Travel could become extremely
dangerous. Persons with respiratory problems should make
preparations to stay indoors until the storm passes.

A High Wind Warning means a hazardous high wind event is expected
or occurring... with sustained wind speeds greater than 40 mph or
gusts greater than 58 mph. Winds this strong can cause property
damage. Continue to monitor the latest forecasts. Additional
weather information is on the web at www.Weather.Gov/Flagstaff.

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