Winds gusting to 45 miles may cause more dust storms

 The second dust storm of the month is going to blow through the area.

The National Weather Service Office in Hanford has issued a blowing dust advisory that covers the entire southern and central San Joaquin valley.

The advisory is in effect from Tuesday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Sustained winds in the 25 to 35 mile per hour range with gusts to 45 miles per hour can be expected and this will cause area of blowing dust with near zero visibility in some areas.

Even stronger winds are expected in the mountains of Kern County and a high wind warning for gusts as high as 60 to 70 miles per hour has been issued.

It’s going to be the second time in just a couple of weeks that winds and dust have impacted the area

Strong winds that hit on October 13 knocked out power in the Taft area and caused blinding dust storms that triggered several car crashes on area highways.

The storm is bring in some cooler temperatures,

Today’s high is expected to be only in the mid 60s with an overnight low dropping into the low to mid 40s by early Wednesday.
The high Wednesday is expected to be a cool 62 degrees.
Some warming is expected later in the week with highs climbing into the 70s with overnight lows warming to the 50s.

However, fans planning to travel to Tehachapi Friday night for the Taft Union High School-Tehachapi game should dress warm. After a daytime high in the low 60s, the mercury is expected to plummet and the overnight low will be in the mid 30s.