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Wind Advisory

Wind Advisory issued May 28 at 8:38AM PDT until May 29 at 8:00AM PDT by NWS Hanford CA

* WHAT...Northwest winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 45 mph expected. * WHERE...Mojave Desert Slopes. * WHEN...From 8 PM this evening to 8 AM PDT Wednesday. * IMPACTS...Travel will be difficult, particularly for high profile vehicles. Blowing dust will reduce visibilities at times. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Highways impacted include, but are not limited to, Highway 14, Highway 58 below Tehachapi Pass, and Highway 178 below Walker Pass.

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Mojave Desert Slopes

Air Quality Alert

Air Quality Alert issued May 27 at 9:26AM MST by NWS Phoenix AZ

The Imperial County APCD has issued an air quality alert in the Imperial Valley due to high levels of ozone (smog). The air quality alert is in effect from 10 AM until 8 PM on Monday, May 27, 2024 and Tuesday, May 28, 2024. Elevated levels of ozone - the predominant summertime pollutant - are likely to result in poor air quality in the afternoon and early- evening hours. Ozone air pollution can cause respiratory health problems, including trouble breathing, asthma attacks, and lung damage. Children, older adults, and people with asthma or COPD may be more sensitive to the health effects of ozone. Air quality can change depending on time of day and weather conditions. Increased emissions of chemicals and faster ozone formation rates due to heat, along with low winds and stagnant weather can cause unusually high and persistent levels of ozone pollution. To help minimize ozone air pollution levels: * Limit the use of gasoline powered lawn and garden equipment until evening hours * Conserve electricity and set your air conditioner at a higher temperature * Try to delay trips to the gas station and the use of household chemicals until the evening Check air quality levels and take appropriate action as needed. When air quality index (AQI) levels are Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups (orange), people with heart or lung disease, pregnant women, children, and older adults should limit prolonged or heavy outdoor exertion. When air quality reaches Unhealthy (red) AQI levels, everyone may experience adverse health effects and sensitive groups should avoid prolonged time outdoors. At Very Unhealthy (purple) AQI levels, sensitive groups should avoid all outdoor physical activity and everyone else should avoid prolonged or heavy outdoor exertion. To view current and forecast air quality within Imperial County visit the Imperial County Air Quality website at http://www.imperialvalleyair.org/ or follow ICAPCD on Twitter, facebook or Instagram (@county_air).

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Area
Imperial Valley
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Fair 93°F
29.83in
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Humidity
Northeast 9.2mph
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