Blowing dust, sand expected in Oceano, Nipomo Mesa through Thursday

dsneed@thetribunenews.comSeptember 30, 2013 

San Luis Obispo County officials are warning the public of deteriorating air quality in the Oceano Dunes and Nipomo Mesa as a result of blowing dust and sand.

High winds and blowing sand and dust are forecast to occur through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., with the dust forecast to peak from noon to 6 p.m.

Very sensitive individuals such as infants, as well as children and adults with existing respiratory or heart conditions, may experience adverse health effects during blowing dust periods, county health officials say.

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