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High winds impact on driving and breathing

Posted at 12:08 AM, Jun 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-29 03:08:52-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Slowly, the sky went from blue to light gray while trees swayed from side to side.

The conditions were even worse as dust blew in the air to create hazards as it was difficult to see objects on the road.

"If you do have strong winds, these can blow your around your car, it would be best to keep your hands on the wheel to be paying extra attention to that, that risk might be there, of course, the reduced visibility that is associated with the dust," said NWS Lead Meteorologist Trevor Boucher.

Also be in the lookout of big high profile vehicles, since they could have more difficulty to stabilize it while driving.

Up in the sky, those winds could complicate things too.

"There are some impacts associated with the airport, that's one of our big concerns when you have high winds like today."

And on the ground, a spark could get out of control very quickly.

"Obviously don't put out cigarettes and throw them out your window, because any of those little things could end up resulting in a bigger fire," said Boucher.