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October 22, 2014

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High wind warning issued for Las Vegas Valley

A high wind warning has been issued by Clark County air quality and environmental officials for this afternoon into Wednesday.

In addition to winds which could gust over 45 mph, health officials said blowing dust could stay in the air through Wednesday morning.

The National Weather Service reported winds blowing over 20 mph with gusts above 30 mph.

County air quality officials said people with respiratory illnesses such as asthma or bronchitis, children and the elderly should stay indoors when dust is visible in the air, as particles tend to worsen lung ailments.

The National Weather Service also issued a red flag warning, meaning the danger from wildfires is extreme because of low humidity in the air and dry conditions in brush on the ground.

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