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13 FIRST ALERT: Wind Advisory, Dust Advisory issued for Thursday

Posted: 4:37 AM, Jun 20, 2019
Updated: 2019-06-21 07:26:18-04

A Wind Advisory has been issued for the Las Vegas valley for Thursday and 13 Action News has declared Thursday as a 13 First Alert Action Day.

Winds are expected to increase this morning and peak winds will occur from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. Steady southwest winds between 25 and 35 mph are expected to gust to 45 mph then.

FULL WEATHER FORECAST

High winds can make driving difficult, decrease visibility, and blow away loose objects such as trash cans and light outdoor furniture. Secure those items this morning before the strongest winds develop. Be aware of high-profile vehicles this afternoon while driving!

10 A.M.
An Air Quality Dust Advisory has been issued by the Clark County's Department of Air Quality for Tuesday because of the possibility of elevated levels of blowing dust due to the forecast of high winds in our area. Airborne dust is a form of inhalable air pollution called particulate matter or PM, which aggravates respiratory diseases. Under windy conditions people with heart or lung disease, older adults, and children may feel better staying indoors as much as possible because they could be at greater risk from particulates, especially when they are physically active, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.