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Desert Winds

I’ll freely admit it; I don’t like the wind. It’s invisible, powerful and very difficult, if not impossible, to defend against it.

Today, I’m sitting inside my van because even with this very large vehicle between me and the direction the wind is coming from it is impossible to avoid the resulting dust. We’re under a red flag wind warning for the next 5 hours here 6 miles north of Quartzsite. Here’s what the weather experts have forecast over the next couple hours:

The wind speeds shown are sustained; we have occasional gusts up to 50 mph!

Rather than go into a meteorological explanation of wind causes, I’ll just sit here and hope things calm down by 6:00 p.m. as forecast. Maybe the rocking of the van will put me to sleep 💤.

At least windy, dust-filled days can bring interesting sunsets!

One comment on “Desert Winds

  1. I hope you and Abby got through the heavy winds unscathed. Nice to see you using the Weather Mate app… I love it! Stay safe…

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