Imperial County Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Wind Advisory
Statement as of 3:17 PM MDT on April 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.