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blowing dustlordsburg playas100617Southwest Desert/Lower Gila River Valley-
Including the cities of Lordsburg, Red Rock, and Virden
415 PM MDT Fri Oct 6 2017

...Blowing Dust Plumes on Lordsburg Playa Reducing Visibility...

West winds of 25 mph with gusts 30 to 40 mph have resulted in plumes of blowing dust crossing Interstate 10 at Lordsburg Playa, roughly between mile markers 8 and 13. The blowing dust will periodically and very suddenly reduce visibility to near zero at  times, creating a sudden onset of dangerous driving conditions.  Motorists should use extreme caution and consider waiting for  winds to diminish or seek an alternate route.

Winds will diminish and blowing dust will subside between 7 PM
and 8 PM MDT.