Non-Precipitation Warnings / Watches / Advisories
Issued by NWS Phoenix, AZ

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URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PHOENIX AZ
317 PM MST FRI APR 24 2015

.COLD FRONTAL PASSAGE WILL CREATE STRONG GUSTY WINDS AND
POTENTIAL TRAVEL IMPACTS ACROSS SOUTHEAST CALIFORNIA SATURDAY.

CAZ030>033-251200-
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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK-LOWER COLORADO RIVER VALLEY CA-
RIVERSIDE COUNTY/EASTERN DESERTS-IMPERIAL COUNTY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...COTTONWOOD VISITOR CENTER...KEYS VIEW...
LOST HORSE...BLYTHE...CHIRIACO SUMMIT...DESERT CENTER...
EAGLE MOUNTAIN...BRAWLEY...CALEXICO...EL CENTRO...GLAMIS...
IMPERIAL...THE SALTON SEA
317 PM MST FRI APR 24 2015

...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM TO 9 PM PDT
SATURDAY...

* AFFECTED AREA...SOUTHEAST CALIFORNIA...INCLUDING EL CENTRO...
  PLASTER CITY...BLYTHE...DESERT CENTER...JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL
  PARK AND ADDITIONAL LOCATIONS ALONG THE INTERSTATE 8 AND 10
  CORRIDORS.

* TIMING...SATURDAY EARLY AFTERNOON THROUGH EVENING.

* WINDS...FROM THE WEST 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS 40 TO 50 MPH.

* IMPACTS...STRONG GUSTS WILL CREATE HAZARDOUS CROSSWINDS AND
  THE POTENTIAL FOR LOCALLY REDUCED VISIBILITIES DUE TO BLOWING
  DUST AND SAND. TRAVEL ALONG NORTH TO SOUTH ORIENTED ROADWAYS
  AND THROUGH AREA MOUNTAIN PASSES AND GAPS MAY BE DIFFICULT AT
  TIMES. STRONG WEST CROSSWINDS WILL ALSO IMPACT AIRFIELDS WITH
  NORTH TO SOUTH ORIENTED RUNWAYS.

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.

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