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Wind Advisory For 5/9/2023 - 5/10/2023

A weather system moving across the Desert Southwest Tuesday through Wednesday will deliver gusty winds across the region. The strongest will be across southeast CA on Tuesday and across the higher terrain of south-central AZ on Wednesday. Wind gusts across the areas expected to see the strongest speeds are forecast to exceed 35-40 mph.

Affected areas: Salton Sea, Southeastern Imperial County, Western Imperial County, Imperial Valley, Southwest corner of Imperial County and South-Central Arizona.

West winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 50 mph expected.

Hazardous driving conditions due to reduced visibility, especially for larger vehicles traveling along roads with crosswinds. Light, unsecured objects may become airborne. Minor tree damage possible.

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.

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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