Dust Advisory in Effect Thanks to Gusty Winds in Riverside County

Connor Forbes
Connor Forbes
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Dust Advisory

COACHELLA (CNS) – With gusting winds anticipated across much of the area for the next few days, a windblown dust advisory will remain in effect until Thursday for parts of Riverside County, including the Coachella Valley and the San Gorgonio Pass area.

The South Coast Air Quality Management District issued the advisory, which will be in effect until 4 p.m. Thursday. The impacted areas include Beaumont, Desert Hot Springs, Palm Springs, Cathedral City, Indio and Mecca.

The National Weather Service, meanwhile, issued a high wind watch that will take effect Wednesday night and continue into Thursday afternoon for Riverside County valleys, with northeast winds of 20 to 30 mph in the forecast.

Forecasters issued their standard warning about winds potentially blowing down trees and making driving hazardous, particularly for high-profile vehicles.

AQMD officials said the wind is expected to result in air quality index levels that are unhealthy or worse because of blowing dust.

The agency advised the public to limit exposure by remaining indoors with windows and doors closed and avoid vigorous physical activity.

“Run your air conditioning and/or an air purifier. If possible, do not use swamp coolers or whole house fans that bring in outside air,” the AQMD advised.

The SCAQMD is the regulatory agency responsible for improving air quality for large areas of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties, including the Coachella Valley. Air quality alerts can be found at aqmd.gov.

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