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Monday, July 18, 2011

July 18: Re-Issued Dust Storm Warning (8:00 PM CDT)- Western Phoenix Metro Area, AZ


.ANOTHER ROUND OF DENSE BLOWING DUST WILL MOVE ACROSS NORTHERN
PINAL COUNTY AND INTO MARICOPA COUNTY...INCLUDING THE PHOENIX
AREA...THIS AFTERNOON.

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GREATER PHOENIX AREA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BUCKEYE...MESA...PHOENIX
600 PM MST MON JUL 18 2011

...DUST STORM WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM MST THIS
EVENING...

THE DUST STORM WARNING IS NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM MST THIS
EVENING.

* AFFECTED AREA: WESTERN PORTIONS OF THE PHOENIX METRO AREA.

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE: BUCKEYE...MESA...PHOENIX

* TIMING: BLOWING DUST WILL CONTINUE TO OVERSPREAD THE PHOENIX AREA
  THROUGH 7 PM.

* WINDS: SOUTHEAST 30 TO 40 MPH.

* VISIBILITY: ONE QUARTER MILE OR LESS.

* IMPACTS: DANGEROUS DRIVING CONDITIONS DUE TO SUDDENLY POOR
  VISIBILITIES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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.

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