Lower Colorado River Valley CA
Statement as of 1:20 PM PST on December 09, 2013
... Wind Advisory remains in effect until 6 PM PST this evening...
... Freeze watch is cancelled...
The National Weather Service in Phoenix has cancelled the freeze
watch. A Wind Advisory remains in effect until 6 PM PST this
* Affected area... the lower Colorado River valley and southeast
California... including the cites of Parker... Blythe... and
* Timing... strong gusty winds will continue this
afternoon... weakening around sunset.
* Winds... sustained winds of 25 to 30 mph with gusts to 40 mph in
the more wind prone areas such near ridge tops and along the
Colorado River valley.
* Impacts... gusty north winds will make driving difficult on east
west oriented roadways... particularly Interstate 10.
A Wind Advisory means that sustained wind speeds of between
30 and 40 mph are expected... or wind gusts of between 40 and
58 mph. Winds this strong can make driving difficult... especially
for high profile vehicles. In addition... strong winds over desert
areas could result in briefly lowered visibilities to well under
a mile at times in blowing dust or blowing sand. Use extra
Statement as of 1:34 PM PST on December 09, 2013
... Local freezing temperatures possible late tonight...
Cold high pressure... a very dry airmass... and clear skies will lead
to temperatures rapidly falling this evening after sunset.
However... periodic wind gusts and increasing cloud cover may allow
temperatures to stall late tonight... and only locally reach the
freezing mark in sheltered valley locations. Some areas may fall
briefly below the freezing mark before quickly warming Tuesday
Temperatures near the freezing mark for a few hours late tonight may
lead to areas of frost... which could impact the most sensitive
vegetation. These plats should be covered or brought indoors to avoid
damage. Native plants and trees will not be impacted negatively by
these near freezing temperatures.
Stay up-to-date on the latest forecasts by listening to weather radio
on the public service band. More detailed information is available
from the National Weather Service in Phoenix on the internet at
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