Dust storm brings low visibility to parts of Southern California

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Friday, October 7, 2022
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Dust storm blows through Imperial Valley, California, causing visibility to drop to zero at times.

IMPERIAL COUNTY, Calif. (KGO) -- A blowing dust advisory was in place for Imperial County, California, as a gust front producing severe winds and reduced visibility moved towards San Diego and Riverside counties Thursday evening, according to ABC7 meteorologist Sandhya Patel.

Live Doppler 7 is tracking the front moving through the area in Southern California that is producing severe thunderstorms.

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Sandhya says there have been multiple reports of dust storms and about a dozen of them with the visibility dropping to zero at times.

A Blowing Dust Advisory is in effect until 8 p.m. for parts of Coachella Valley and San Diego County.

"Driving conditions could be hazardous and visibility may drop to a quarter mile or less at times due to the sand and the dust," says Sandhya.

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