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.
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!
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.
Big low pressure working toward the northern Rockies sends 45 mph gusts to Las Vegas today. This system delivers cooler-than-average highs (in the low/mid 90s) Friday through the weekend. pic.twitter.com/Uiu8003xOx— Justin Bruce (@just1nbruce) June 20, 2019
Vehicles taller than 9 feet are currently prohibited from crossing the #HooverDam bypass bridge in both directions due to a high winds. A high-wind warning is expected to last until approximately 9 p.m. tonight. Visit https://t.co/L3fc4SQS9V for closure updates. #BoulderCity— CityofBoulderCityNV (@BoulderCityNev) June 20, 2019
Don't turn into a lobster today. Seek shade, stay hydrated, cover up with a hat, re-apply sunscreen, wear loose & light-colored clothing. pic.twitter.com/TQTefz8aKN— Justin Bruce (@just1nbruce) June 19, 2019