KHQ.COM - BLOWING DUST ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM PDT THIS EVENING...
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PENDLETON HAS ISSUED A BLOWING DUST ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM PDT THIS EVENING.
* TIMING: EXPECT THE LEADING EDGE OF THE DUST CLOUD TO REACH THE
HANFORD AREA BY 5 PM AND SPREAD SOUTHWARD AT AROUND 20 MPH. THE
CLOUD OF DUST WILL ALSO SPREAD OUT ACROSS THE COLUMBIA BASIN
IMPACTING THE LOWER YAKIMA VALLEY AND INTO THE WALLA WALLA VALLEY BY 6 PM.
* WINDS: NORTH 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 40 MPH.
* VISIBILITY: HALF MILE OR LESS AT TIMES. THE LOWEST VISIBILITIES WILL OCCUR NEAR FRESHLY PLOWED FIELDS.
* IMPACTS: GUSTY WINDS AND SUDDENLY DROPPING VISIBILITIES WILL MAKE TRAVEL HAZARDOUS. TRAVELERS ALONG INTERSTATE 82 FROM SUNNYSIDE TO THE OREGON BORDER...AND US 395 IN THE COLUMBIA BASIN OF WASHINGTON SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION.
A BLOWING DUST ADVISORY IS ISSUED WHEN VISIBILITIES ARE EXPECTED
TO RANGE BETWEEN ONE QUARTER MILE AND THREE QUARTERS OF A MILE.
MOTORISTS ARE URGED TO USE CAUTION AND SLOW DOWN TO ADJUST FORREDUCED VISIBILITIES.
Tuesday, May 21 2013 1:43 PM EDT2013-05-21 17:43:51 GMT
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