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Moapa Tribal Police Department
Monday January 31st, 2011 :: 02:22 p.m. PST

Advisory

High Wind Watch in effect for Moapa area through Wednesday afternoon.

Issued by The National Weather Service
Las Vegas, NV
1:58 pm PST, Mon., Jan. 31, 2011

... HIGH WIND WATCH NOW IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

THE HIGH WIND WATCH IS NOW IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON.

* WINDS: NORTH WINDS GUSTING TO AROUND 60 MPH ARE POSSIBLE AS A STRONG COLD FRONT PUSHES DOWN THROUGH THE AREA. SUSTAINED SPEEDS OF 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS BETWEEN 45 AND 55 MPH WILL BE COMMON ACROSS MUCH OF THE AREA.

* TIMING: WINDS WILL INCREASE TUESDAY MORNING WITH THE STRONGEST WINDS EXPECTED TUESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING. THERE MAY BE SOME DECREASE IN WIND SPEEDS TUESDAY NIGHT BUT THEN INCREASE AGAIN WEDNESDAY WITH THE STRONGEST WINDS EXPECTED ALONG THE COLORADO RIVER VALLEY. WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO DECREASE ACROSS THE AREA BY LATE WEDNESDAY.

* IMPACTS: IF THESE WINDS DEVELOP... ACTIONS WILL NEED TO BE TAKEN TO SECURE TRASH CANS AND OTHER LOOSE OR LIGHTWEIGHT OUTDOOR OBJECTS. MOTORISTS WILL NEED TO DRIVE WITH ADDED CAUTION DUE TO THE STRONG CROSS WINDS.

STRONG WINDS IN EXCESS OF 30 MPH WILL CREATE DANGEROUS BOATING CONDITIONS ON AREA LAKES AND MAY CREATE VERY CHOPPY WATERS AND GENERATE LARGE WAVES WHICH COULD CAPSIZE OR SWAMP SMALL CRAFT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A HIGH WIND WATCH MEANS THERE IS THE POTENTIAL FOR A HAZARDOUS HIGH WIND EVENT. SUSTAINED WINDS OF AT LEAST 40 MPH AND... OR GUSTS OF 58 MPH OR STRONGER MAY OCCUR IN THE WATCH AREA. CONTINUE TO MONITOR FORECASTS FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION.

Address/Location
Moapa Tribal Police Department
1 Lincoln St
Moapa, NV 89025

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 702-865-2828

Kevin Moore
moapa.pd1@mvdsl.com
702-865-2828

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