... Blowing dust advisory in effect until 9 PM MST this evening...
* affected area... the greater Phoenix metropolitan area...
northwest and north central Pinal County. This includes the
dust-prone travel corridors such as Interstate 10... Interstate
8... State Route 347... 87 and 79 along with other travel
corridors through the open desert areas.
* Timing... until 9 PM MST this evening.
* Winds... thunderstorm outflow winds of 35 to 45 mph... generally
blowing toward the northwest.
* Visibility... rapidly dropping to around 1 mile... possibly
lower near open fields and dust-prone areas.
* Impacts... an increase in thunderstorm activity and coverage today
is expected... resulting in the potential for large storm outflows
to move through the central AZ deserts. As a result... large areas
of intense blowing dust are possible. Visibilities may be drop
suddenly... resulting in hazardous driving conditions. Use caution
if you encounter areas of blowing dust.
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.