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Arizona, Chiricahua Mountains including Chiricahua National Monument

Wind Advisory

Statement as of 6:56 AM MST on March 02, 2015

Expires 10:00 PM EST on March 02, 2015


... Wind Advisory remains in effect until 8 PM MST this evening above
5000 feet...

A Wind Advisory remains in effect until 8 PM MST this evening
above 5000 feet.

* Impacts... above 5000 feet strong and gusty southerly winds of
30 to 40 mph with gusts to around 50 to 55 mph will result in
hazardous driving conditions for the mountains of Southeast
Arizona.

* Timing... these winds will begin to increase around sunrise and
will become stronger throughout the day as the low pressure
system to our west moves across Arizona.

* Winds... above 5000 feet sustained wind speeds will start the
day at around 15 to 25 mph... but will quickly increase to 30
to 40 mph with gusts to around 50 to 55 mph in the higher
terrain of Southeast Arizona during much of the day... but
especially during the afternoon and early evening hours.

* For a detailed view of the hazard area... visit
weather.Gov/Tucson and click on the detailed hazards tab

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Wind Advisory means that sustained winds of 30 mph or greater
are expected in the valleys... or 35 mph or greater above
5000 feet. Higher gusts are also likely. This could make driving
difficult... especially for high profile vehicles. Use extra
caution.




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