Department of Ecology News Release - March 27, 2015

Dust storm advisory for Tri Cities

OLYMPIA – Strong winds that may carry a large amount of dust are forecast for Kennewick from 10 p.m. Friday, March 27, to 12 p.m. Saturday, March 28.

Blowing dust is likely with sustained southwest winds around 20 mph and gusts up to 35 mph.

If you are in an area with dust:

For more information about how to protect yourself in dust storms, visit Ecology’s outdoor dust page and seasonal dust storm forecast. People with respiratory problems may want to consult their physician for recommendations.

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Contacts:

Camille St. Onge, communication manager, 360-584-6501, @ecologyWA