Weather Alerts for Santa Cruz County

Issued by the National Weather Service

Wind Advisory  WIND ADVISORY   Wind Advisory
SANTA CRUZ COUNTY

Areas Affected:
Chiricahua Mountains including Chiricahua National Monument - Dragoon, Mule, Huachuca and Santa Rita Mountains including Bisbee, Canelo Hills, Madera Canyon - Eastern Cochise County Below 5000 Feet including Douglas, Willcox - Galiuro and Pinaleno Mountains including Mount Graham - Santa Catalina and Rincon Mountains including Mount Lemmon, Summerhaven - South Central Pinal County including Eloy, Picacho Peak State Park - Southeast Pinal County including Kearny, Mammoth, Oracle - Tucson Metro Area including Tucson, Green Valley, Marana, Vail - Upper Gila River and Aravaipa Valleys including Clifton, Safford - Upper San Pedro River Valley including Sierra Vista, Benson - Upper Santa Cruz River and Altar Valleys including Nogales - White Mountains of Graham and Greenlee Counties including Hannagan Meadow
Effective: Mon, 2/19 12:00pm Updated: Mon, 2/19 4:40am Urgency: Expected
Expires: Mon, 2/19 11:00pm Severity: Minor Certainty: Likely

 
Details:
...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 11 PM MST
THIS EVENING...
* IMPACTS...A weather system moving through Arizona today will
cause strong west or southwest winds. Winds may cause minor tree
damage, isolated power outages, move light-weight unsecured
objects like patio furniture and create driving difficulties for
high profile vehicles.
* TIMING...Wind speeds will start to increase late this morning
and continue into this evening. Speeds are expected to diminish
below advisory levels after 11 pm this evening.
* WINDS...West to southwest winds of 10-20 mph this morning will
increase to 25-30 mph with gusts of 40-45 mph around midday.
Conditions will continue into this evening, with speeds
decreasing to less than 20 mph after 11 pm from west to east.
* For a detailed view of the hazard area...visit
weather.gov/Tucson and click on the Detailed Hazards Icon

Information:
A Wind Advisory means that sustained winds of 30 mph or greater
are expected in the valleys...or 35 mph or greater above
5000 feet. Higher gusts are also likely. This could make driving
difficult...especially for high profile vehicles. Use extra
caution.