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severe thunderstorm
Maricopa County, AZ

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PHOENIX AZ
353 PM MST FRI JUL 25 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PHOENIX HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
SOUTH CENTRAL MARICOPA COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL ARIZONA...
WEST CENTRAL PINAL COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL ARIZONA...
GENERALLY 29 MILES WEST OF CASA GRANDE...INCLUDING THE
COMMUNITIES OF STANFIELD...PETERS CORNER...AND THE AREA
AROUND STANFIELD ROAD WHERE IT MEETS INTERSTATE 8.

* UNTIL 430 PM MST

* AT 343 PM MST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS DETECTED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING DAMAGING WINDS IN
EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED 29 MILES WEST OF CASA
GRANDE...MOVING NORTH AT 5 MILES PER HOUR.

* THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WILL OTHERWISE REMAIN OVER MAINLY RURAL
AREAS OF THE INDICATED COUNTIES.

LAT...LON 3273 11226 3289 11227 3291 11193 3277 11193
3277 11205 3273 11205 3272 11206 3272 11215
3270 11215 3268 11225
TIME...MOT...LOC 2252Z 145DEG 6KT 3282 11215

$$

Pinal County, AZ

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PHOENIX AZ
353 PM MST FRI JUL 25 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PHOENIX HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
SOUTH CENTRAL MARICOPA COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL ARIZONA...
WEST CENTRAL PINAL COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL ARIZONA...
GENERALLY 29 MILES WEST OF CASA GRANDE...INCLUDING THE
COMMUNITIES OF STANFIELD...PETERS CORNER...AND THE AREA
AROUND STANFIELD ROAD WHERE IT MEETS INTERSTATE 8.

* UNTIL 430 PM MST

* AT 343 PM MST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS DETECTED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING DAMAGING WINDS IN
EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED 29 MILES WEST OF CASA
GRANDE...MOVING NORTH AT 5 MILES PER HOUR.

* THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WILL OTHERWISE REMAIN OVER MAINLY RURAL
AREAS OF THE INDICATED COUNTIES.

LAT...LON 3273 11226 3289 11227 3291 11193 3277 11193
3277 11205 3273 11205 3272 11206 3272 11215
3270 11215 3268 11225
TIME...MOT...LOC 2252Z 145DEG 6KT 3282 11215

$$

dust storm
Pinal County, AZ

...DUST STORM WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM MST THIS AFTERNOON...
...BLOWING DUST ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM MST THIS
EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TUCSON HAS ISSUED A DUST STORM
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM MST THIS AFTERNOON. A
BLOWING DUST ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM MST THIS
EVENING.

* IMPACTS...BLOWING DUST CAN RESTRICT VISIBILITIES BELOW A QUARTER
MILE UNTIL AROUND 5 PM MST AS A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM OVER CENTRAL
PIMA COUNTY PRODUCES OUTFLOW AND ASSOCIATED BLOWING DUST INTO
SOUTHEAST PINAL COUNTY. THIS WILL POSE A SIGNIFICANT HAZARD TO
MOTORISTS...ESPECIALLY ALONG INTERSTATE 10 BETWEEN MARANA AND
ELOY. IN ADDITION...STRONG AND GUSTY WINDS WILL LIKELY SUSPEND
DUST INTO THE AIR THAT PEOPLE AND ANIMALS BREATHE. INDIVIDUALS
WITH HEART DISEASE AND RESPIRATORY SENSITIVITIES MAY WANT TO
REDUCE THEIR LEVEL OF EXERTION TO LIMIT THE DUST THEY BREATHE
INTO THEIR LUNGS... ESPECIALLY IF THE ARE NEAR DUST- PRONE
LOCATIONS. THOSE MOST AT RISK MAY FEEL BETTER IF THEY AVOID
OUTSIDE EXERCISE TODAY... KEEPING WINDOWS AND DOORS CLOSED TO
HELP REDUCE EXPOSURE.

* TIMING...STRONG AND GUSTY THUNDERSTORM OUTFLOWS SHOULD
INITIALLY DEVELOP ACROSS EASTERN PIMA COUNTY...SOUTHEAST PINAL
COUNTY AND THE TOHONO OODHAM NATION BY MID TO LATE AFTERNOON.
THESE OUTFLOWS WILL GENERALLY TRACK TO THE NORTHWEST...
POTENTIALLY CONSOLIDATING AND FORMING A HABOOB. THIS TYPE OF
SCENARIO WOULD IMPACT THE INTERSTATE 10 CORRIDOR NORTHWEST OF
TUCSON.

* WINDS...THUNDERSTORM OUTFLOW WINDS OF 35 TO 45 MPH...GENERALLY
BLOWING TOWARDS THE NORTHWEST.

* VISIBILITY...AREAS OF BLOWING DUST WILL RESTRICT VISIBILITIES
BELOW A MILE. LOCALLY DENSE BLOWING DUST WILL SIGNIFICANTLY
REDUCE VISIBILITIES BELOW A QUARTER MILE.

* FOR A DETAILED VIEW OF THE HAZARD AREA...VISIT
WEATHER.GOV/TUCSON AND CLICK ON THE DETAILED HAZARDS TAB

* CURRENT AIR POLLUTION LEVELS ARE AVAILABLE FROM THE PIMA
COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY WEBSITE AT
WWW.PIMA.GOV/DEQ OR BY CALLING (520) 724-7446

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A BLOWING DUST ADVISORY MEANS THAT BLOWING DUST WILL RESTRICT
VISIBILITIES BELOW ONE MILE IN SOME AREAS. TRAVELERS ARE URGED TO
USE CAUTION. IF YOU ENCOUNTER LOCALIZED DENSE BLOWING DUST...
ESPECIALLY NEAR PLOWED FIELDS OR CONSTRUCTION SITES...DO NOT
DRIVE INTO IT IF AT ALL POSSIBLE.

A DUST STORM WARNING MEANS SEVERELY LIMITED VISIBILITIES ARE
EXPECTED WITH BLOWING DUST. BLOWING DUST CAN QUICKLY REDUCE
VISIBILITY...CAUSING ACCIDENTS THAT MAY INVOLVE CHAIN COLLISIONS
AND MULTIPLE PILEUPS. IF DENSE DUST IS OBSERVED BLOWING ACROSS OR
APPROACHING A ROADWAY...PULL YOUR VEHICLE OFF THE PAVEMENT AS FAR
AS POSSIBLE TO STOP. TURN OFF THE LIGHTS...SET THE EMERGENCY
BRAKE...AND TAKE YOUR FOOT OFF OF THE BRAKE PEDAL TO ENSURE BRAKE
LIGHTS ARE NOT ILLUMINATED.

PERSONS WITH RESPIRATORY PROBLEMS SHOULD STAY INDOORS UNTIL THE
STORM PASSES.

STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO...COMMERCIAL RADIO OR TELEVISION
STATIONS...OR YOUR CABLE TELEVISION PROVIDER FOR LATER STATEMENTS
CONCERNING THIS DUST STORM.

&&

$$

Advisories

flood
Coconino County, AZ

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN FLAGSTAFF HAS ISSUED A

* SMALL STREAM FLOOD ADVISORY FOR...
WEST CENTRAL COCONINO COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL ARIZONA...

* UNTIL 515 PM MST

* AT 317 PM MST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RADAR INDICATES
AN AREA OF THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCING VERY HEAVY RAINFALL AND
SMALL HAIL OVER EXTREME WEST CENTRAL COCONINO COUNTY. THIS
AREA WAS 5 TO 15 MILES NORTHWEST OF SELIGMAN...MOVING NORTHWEST
AROUND 5 MPH. RAINFALL ESTIMATES FROM RADAR SHOW THAT 1 TO 2
INCHES OF RAIN HAS FALLEN OVER THE CHINO WASH DRAINAGE OVER THE
PAST HOUR.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

THIS INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING STREAMS AND DRAINAGES...
CHINO WASH.

MOST FLOOD DEATHS OCCUR IN AUTOMOBILES. NEVER DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO
AREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE ROADWAY. FLOOD WATERS ARE USUALLY
DEEPER THAN THEY APPEAR. JUST ONE FOOT OF FLOWING WATER IS POWERFUL
ENOUGH TO SWEEP VEHICLES OFF THE ROAD. WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED
ROADS MAKE THE SMART CHOICE...TURN AROUND...DONT DROWN.

&&

LAT...LON 3568 11301 3559 11279 3540 11289 3549 11315

$$

Gila County, AZ

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PHOENIX HAS ISSUED A

* SMALL STREAM FLOOD ADVISORY FOR...
SOUTH CENTRAL GILA COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL ARIZONA...

* UNTIL 500 PM MST

* AT 258 PM MST THUNDERSTORMS SOUTH OF GLOBE HAVE PRODUCED HEAVY
RAIN. DOPPLER RADAR ESTIMATES THAT UP TO 1.5 INCHES OF RAIN HAS
FALLEN SINCE 200 PM. THIS WILL CAUSE NORMALLY DRY WASHES TO BEGIN
RUNNING AS WELL AS PONDING OF WATER ON ROADWAYS AND LOW LYING
AREAS.

* LOCATIONS THAT MAY EXPERIENCE MINOR FLOODING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT
LIMITED TO...RANCH CREEK...SPRING BRANCH...AND HIGHWAY 77 SOUTH
OF GLOBE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

MOST FLOOD DEATHS OCCUR IN AUTOMOBILES. NEVER DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO
AREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE ROADWAY. JUST ONE FOOT OF FLOWING
WATER CAN BE POWERFUL ENOUGH TO SWEEP VEHICLES OFF THE ROAD. WHEN
ENCOUNTERING FLOODED ROADS MAKE THE SMART CHOICE...TURN AROUND...DONT
DROWN.

&&

LAT...LON 3314 11061 3314 11063 3313 11064 3304 11079
3322 11087 3335 11087 3338 11065 3317 11057

$$

Maricopa County, AZ

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PHOENIX HAS ISSUED A

* SMALL STREAM FLOOD ADVISORY FOR...
SOUTHWEST MARICOPA COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL ARIZONA...WEST CENTRAL
PINAL COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL ARIZONA...

* UNTIL 615 PM MST.

* AT 411 PM MST THUNDERSTORMS OVER THE ADVISORY AREA HAVE PRODUCED
HEAVY RAIN. DOPPLER RADAR ESTIMATES THAT ONE TO TWO INCHES OF RAIN
HAS FALLEN SINCE 3 PM. THIS WILL CAUSE NORMALLY DRY WASHES TO BEGIN
RUNNING AS WELL AS PONDING OF WATER ON ROADWAYS AND LOW LYING AREAS.

* LOCATIONS THAT MAY EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT
LIMITED TO THE VEKOL WASH...SAND TANK WASH...STATE ROUTE 84 AND
STATE ROUTE 347.


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FLOOD ADVISORY MEANS THAT NORMALLY DRY WASHES AND STREAMS WILL
SUDDENLY HAVE RUNNING WATER. UNBRIDGED CROSSINGS MAY BECOME
HAZARDOUS. THERE WILL BE PONDING OF WATER ON STREETS AND LOW SPOTS
CAUSING TRAFFIC TO BE IMPEDED. IF YOU ENCOUNTER PONDING OR FLOWING
WATERS...DO NOT ATTEMPT TO CROSS BY FOOT OR AUTOMOBILE. TURN
AROUND...DONT DROWN.

&&

LAT...LON 3293 11264 3299 11195 3277 11189 3277 11205
3272 11206 3272 11215 3268 11215 3268 11220
3250 11221 3250 11266

$$

Pinal County, AZ

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PHOENIX HAS ISSUED A

* SMALL STREAM FLOOD ADVISORY FOR...
SOUTHWEST MARICOPA COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL ARIZONA...WEST CENTRAL
PINAL COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL ARIZONA...

* UNTIL 615 PM MST.

* AT 411 PM MST THUNDERSTORMS OVER THE ADVISORY AREA HAVE PRODUCED
HEAVY RAIN. DOPPLER RADAR ESTIMATES THAT ONE TO TWO INCHES OF RAIN
HAS FALLEN SINCE 3 PM. THIS WILL CAUSE NORMALLY DRY WASHES TO BEGIN
RUNNING AS WELL AS PONDING OF WATER ON ROADWAYS AND LOW LYING AREAS.

* LOCATIONS THAT MAY EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT
LIMITED TO THE VEKOL WASH...SAND TANK WASH...STATE ROUTE 84 AND
STATE ROUTE 347.


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FLOOD ADVISORY MEANS THAT NORMALLY DRY WASHES AND STREAMS WILL
SUDDENLY HAVE RUNNING WATER. UNBRIDGED CROSSINGS MAY BECOME
HAZARDOUS. THERE WILL BE PONDING OF WATER ON STREETS AND LOW SPOTS
CAUSING TRAFFIC TO BE IMPEDED. IF YOU ENCOUNTER PONDING OR FLOWING
WATERS...DO NOT ATTEMPT TO CROSS BY FOOT OR AUTOMOBILE. TURN
AROUND...DONT DROWN.

&&

LAT...LON 3293 11264 3299 11195 3277 11189 3277 11205
3272 11206 3272 11215 3268 11215 3268 11220
3250 11221 3250 11266

$$

blowing dust
Maricopa County, AZ

...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.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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.

&&

$$

Pinal County, AZ

...BLOWING DUST ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM MST THIS
EVENING...

A BLOWING DUST ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM MST THIS
EVENING.

* IMPACTS...BLOWING DUST CAN RESTRICT VISIBILITIES BELOW A MILE
POSING A SIGNIFICANT HAZARD TO MOTORISTS. IN ADDITION...STRONG
AND GUSTY WINDS WILL LIKELY SUSPEND DUST INTO THE AIR THAT
PEOPLE AND ANIMALS BREATHE. INDIVIDUALS WITH HEART DISEASE AND
RESPIRATORY SENSITIVITIES MAY WANT TO REDUCE THEIR LEVEL OF
EXERTION TO LIMIT THE DUST THEY BREATHE INTO THEIR LUNGS...
ESPECIALLY IF THE ARE NEAR DUST-PRONE LOCATIONS. THOSE MOST AT
RISK MAY FEEL BETTER IF THEY AVOID OUTSIDE EXERCISE TODAY...
KEEPING WINDOWS AND DOORS CLOSED TO HELP REDUCE EXPOSURE.

* TIMING...STRONG AND GUSTY THUNDERSTORM OUTFLOWS SHOULD
INITIALLY DEVELOP ACROSS EASTERN PIMA COUNTY...SOUTHEAST PINAL
COUNTY AND THE TOHONO OODHAM NATION BY MID TO LATE AFTERNOON.
THESE OUTFLOWS WILL GENERALLY TRACK TO THE NORTHWEST...
POTENTIALLY CONSOLIDATING AND FORMING A HABOOB. THIS TYPE OF
SCENARIO WOULD IMPACT THE INTERSTATE 10 CORRIDOR NORTHWEST OF
TUCSON.

* WINDS...THUNDERSTORM OUTFLOW WINDS OF 35 TO 45 MPH...GENERALLY
BLOWING TOWARDS THE NORTHWEST.

* VISIBILITY...AREAS OF BLOWING DUST WILL RESTRICT VISIBILITIES
BELOW A MILE. LOCALLY DENSE BLOWING DUST WILL SIGNIFICANTLY
REDUCE VISIBILITIES BELOW A QUARTER MILE.

* FOR A DETAILED VIEW OF THE HAZARD AREA...VISIT
WEATHER.GOV/TUCSON AND CLICK ON THE DETAILED HAZARDS TAB

* CURRENT AIR POLLUTION LEVELS ARE AVAILABLE FROM THE PIMA
COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY WEBSITE AT
WWW.PIMA.GOV/DEQ OR BY CALLING (520) 724-7446

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A BLOWING DUST ADVISORY MEANS THAT BLOWING DUST WILL RESTRICT
VISIBILITIES BELOW ONE MILE IN SOME AREAS. TRAVELERS ARE URGED TO
USE CAUTION. IF YOU ENCOUNTER LOCALIZED DENSE BLOWING DUST...
ESPECIALLY NEAR PLOWED FIELDS OR CONSTRUCTION SITES...DO NOT
DRIVE INTO IT IF AT ALL POSSIBLE.

&&

$$

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