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Red flag warning, dust advisory issued for Southern Nevada

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Posted at 1:26 PM, Sep 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-17 00:28:29-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — High winds are expected to move through Southern Nevada for most of the day Monday while causing dry and dusty conditions.

The National Weather Service issued a red flag warning for portions of Nevada, Utah, and California from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. with strong southwest winds and low relative humidity in the region.

The Clark County Department of Air Quality also issued an air quality advisory to advise residents of elevated levels of blowing dust within the Las Vegas valley.

Wind gusts are expected to reach up to 45 mph, according to the NWS, with humidity ranging from 10 to 14 percent. This combination can contribute to extreme fire behavior which has prompted the warning.

Officials say Monday's conditions can help any developing fires spread dangerously and quickly.

Under these windy conditions, the county urged people with heart or lung disease, older adults, and children to limit their outdoor activities due to airborne dust.

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