2010 March 10: TX Wichita Falls: Air Quality (Orange)

2010 March 10: TX Wichita Falls: Air Quality (Orange)
 
A fast moving dryline and surface low pressure will move thru the region today creating very strong surface winds and areas of blowing dust, prompting the Texas Tech Air Quality Research Unit to place the Wichita Falls area in an Orange Alert until midnight.
That means people with sensitivity to dust and high levels of pollens should take precautions.
At mid-morning TTU mesonet sites across western parts of Texas were reporting winds of 25-30 mph which could bring blowing dust to the region by afternoon.
The TTU Wichita Falls Monitoring Operating anticipates higher than normal levels of particulates in the air throughout the day.
Also, the region is in a Red Flag Warning until 6 p.m., meaning a combination of strong wind, low relative humidity and warm temperatures will create explosive wildfire conditions.
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