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Dust advisory issued for the Coachella Valley due to Santa Ana winds

A dust advisory for the Coachella Valley has been extended by air quality management officials through Monday morning, because of continuing strong Santa Ana winds.

A similar advisory was in effect today for both the Coachella Valley and the Riverside Valley, but winds in the Riverside city area were expected to diminish.

The advisory warned that people with sensitive respiratory conditions could be at risk from an abundance of tiny particulate matter being stirred up by the windy conditions, according to a Southern California Air Quality Management District news release.

“In areas directly impacted by windblown dust, everyone should avoid any vigorous outdoor or indoor exertion,” the release stated.

“People with respiratory or heart disease, the elderly and children should remain indoors.

The National Weather Service says the strong winds should give way by noon Monday.

KESQ News Team

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