WA WFO SPOKANE Warnings, Watches, and Advisories

WFO SPOKANE Warnings, Watches and Advisories for Thursday, September 22, 2022

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BLOWING DUST ADVISORY

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE

National Weather Service Spokane WA

458 PM PDT Thu Sep 22 2022

...BLOWING DUST ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM PDT THIS

EVENING ACROSS THE COLUMBIA BASIN ALONG I-90...

* WHAT...Visibility between one-quarter and one mile in blowing

dust Columbia Basin along I-90. Gusty west winds may kick up

dust from recently worked agriculture lands.

* WHERE...Coulee City, Othello, Wilbur, Grand Coulee, Odessa,

Winchester, Harrington, Creston, Lamona, Ralston, Stratford,

Ritzville, Ephrata, Quincy, Electric City, Coulee Dam, and

Moses Lake.

* WHEN...Until 8 PM PDT this evening.

* IMPACTS...Hazardous driving conditions due to reduced

visibility.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Persons with respiratory problems should make preparations to

stay indoors until the storm passes. Be ready for a sudden drop

in visibility to near zero. 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 foot off the brake pedal.

Remember, 'Pull Aside, Stay Alive'.

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