Chinle Valley Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Dust Storm Warning, Wind Advisory
Issued: 10:31 AM MDT Apr. 19, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Dust Storm Warning remains in effect until 8 PM MST this
evening...
... Wind Advisory remains in effect until 8 PM MST this evening...

* timing... southwest winds will strengthen through the afternoon
hours. Winds will begin to decrease around sunset tonight.

* Winds... southwest 25 to 35 mph, with gusts to 55 mph.

* Visibility... expect visibilities to be reduced at times to
less than one quarter mile in areas of blowing dust.

* Impacts... cross winds could cause difficult travel on area
roadways. Visibilities can quickly drop to less than one
quarter mile in blowing dust. Avoid travel if at all possible.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A dust Storm Warning means visibilities are less than one quarter
mile due to blowing dust. Travel could become extremely
dangerous. Persons with respiratory problems should make
preparations to stay indoors until the storm passes.

A Wind Advisory means that sustained winds of 30 to 39 mph... or
gusts from 40 to 57 mph... are expected. Winds this strong can
make driving difficult... especially for high profile vehicles.
Consider securing loose belongings on your property. Additional
weather information is on the web at www.Weather.Gov/Flagstaff.






Public Information Statement
Issued: 11:39 AM MDT Apr. 19, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Peak wind gust reports through 11 am MST Thursday...

Location speed time/date
2 ESE Heber-Overgaard 61 mph 1013 am 04/19
6 NE Heber-Overgaard 60 mph 1053 am 04/19
Show Low 56 mph 1015 am 04/19
1 W Two Guns 51 mph 1053 am 04/19
1 NNE Cosnino 50 mph 1110 am 04/19
Flagstaff Airport 47 mph 0939 am 04/19
Springerville Airport 47 mph 0955 am 04/19
Limestone Canyon 46 mph 1024 am 04/19
4 NNW Clints Well 45 mph 1002 am 04/19
Winslow Airport 45 mph 1041 am 04/19
1 NNW Pinetop-Lakeside 43 mph 1000 am 04/19
I-40 @ Jackrabbit 43 mph 1023 am 04/19
Arizona snowbowl 42 mph 1020 am 04/19
Grand Canyon Airport 41 mph 1039 am 04/19
Williams Airport 40 mph 0955 am 04/19
Petrified Forest 40 mph 1043 am 04/19
I-40 @ Crookton (10 ESE seli 40 mph 0943 am 04/19
Sedona Airport 39 mph 0955 am 04/19
Cottonwood 39 mph 1015 am 04/19
St Johns Airport 36 mph 1027 am 04/19
Prescott Airport 36 mph 1052 am 04/19

Observations are collected from a variety of sources with varying
equipment and exposures. We thank all volunteer weather observers
for their dedication. Not all data listed are considered official.