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FIRST ALERT WEATHER DAY: Blowing Dust Warning for multiple counties

Updated: Apr. 10, 2019 at 6:18 PM CDT
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LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - The National Weather Service in Lubbock has issued a Blowing Dust Warning, which is in effect until 10 p.m. CDT this evening.

Winds are blowing West at 40 to 50 mph with some gusts over 70 mph.

Areas of visibility is less than a half mile and locally near zero along open fields.

Structural damage is possible in addition to downed tree branches, fallen utility lines and poles, and widespread blowing dust with visibilities locally near zero along some open fields.

Instructions:

A High Wind Warning means a hazardous high wind event is expected or occurring. Sustained wind speeds of at least 40 mph or gusts of 58 mph or more can lead to property damage. If visibility is too poor to drive, pull all the way off the highway, turn off your headlights and take your foot off the brake, and wait for visibilities to improve before continuing. A Blowing Dust Warning means blowing dust will reduce visibilities to 1/4 mile or less over a large area. Motorists should avoid traveling in these conditions. If you must drive and encounter near zero visibility, park your vehicle as far off the road with all lights off and your foot removed from the brake pedal.

Target Area:

Bailey; Lynn; Cochran; Hale; Lamb; Terry; Garza; Hall; Crosby; Parmer; Castro; Briscoe; Yoakum; Floyd; Hockley; Lubbock; Swisher

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