And as if all the dusty weather wasn't enough, Phoenix also broke the record high temperature for today. Dust storm shuts down Arizona highway in video originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 17 Aug 2020 08:35:00 EDT. Red Flag Warning issued October 26 at 1:35AM MST until October 26 at 9:00PM MST by NWS Phoenix AZ, Red Flag Warning issued October 26 at 9:09AM PDT until October 27 at 3:00PM PDT by NWS Las Vegas NV, Blowing Dust Advisory issued October 26 at 10:05AM MST until October 26 at 5:00PM MST by NWS Phoenix AZ. Thick, red-brown dust cloaked the air around Picacho Peak, causing low visibility on I-10. Mesmerizing Vintage Photos of U.S. Drug Stores, World's Scariest Airport Runways (PHOTOS), Tropical Storm Cindy: Inland Rain and Tornado Maker (RECAP), © Copyright TWC Product and Technology LLC 2014, 2020, A dust storm moved into Phoenix, Ariz. Tuesday morning. approaching, pull off the road as far as possible and put your Dust Storms. This is a breaking news story. Be ready for a sudden drop in visibility. (Mike Olbinski), Ancient Footprints Reveal Adult Holding Toddler on Hip, Live WWII Bomb Washes Up on Cape Hatteras Beach, Legislators Debate, Auto Makers Design, Yet Children Still Die in Hot Cars, Giant Palm Takes Tree Trimmer for Crazy Ride. © 2020 by KYMA / NPG of Yuma-El Centro Broadcasting. A dust storm warning is in effect until 8 p.m. for Interstate 10, Interstate 17 and US 60 near Phoenix and Mesa. PHOENIX — Severe weather warnings have been set in counties across Arizona as dust storms, flash flooding and severe thunderstorms are possible Sunday afternoon. Arizona City also saw severe weather conditions as blowing dust limited visibility across the area. Weather Underground provides local & long-range weather forecasts, weather reports, maps & tropical weather conditions for locations worldwide "My wife had to climb into the back seat to comfort my 8-year-old twins who were scared," said Matthews, who added that it was his first encounter with a dust storm. Support local journalism. The National Weather Service issued a hazardous alert for Casa Grande and Eloy areas of Arizona, warning drivers of a storm causing near zero visibility until 6:15 p.m. local time. The word monsoon comes from the Arabic word mausim, which means season. And because of the dry air around here, the base of the clouds is higher (trust the meteorologists on this point) than in other places, which means storms can be seen from greater distances. Reach the reporter at or follow her on Twitter @curtis_chels. Do not drive through flooded roads, washes or streams. Type at least three characters to start auto complete. If you want to sound like a seasoned local, just say something like, "This monsoon isn’t like it used to be back in the day.". This was done mainly for purposes of consistent record-keeping and safety messaging. Bodies reported at the scene of a downed aircraft near Cordes Lakes, deputies say, Hombre baleado por la policía tras incidente de violencia doméstica en Phoenix, Crews quickly try to contain growing Silverado Fire, 12 News Deportes: Los Cardenales de Arizona acaban con el invicto de los Seahawks, 98 Asian giant hornets removed from nest in Whatcom County, Child in critical condition after near-drowning in Mesa, Missing hiker found dead in Telegraph Pass. So take the heat seriously. Morning Weather At one point, visibility at Phoenix Sky harbor International Airport fell to nothing: It was exactly zero miles, the weather service said. Across the state, more than 100 dust storms have been reported in the past decade.". Please check back with and The Weather Channel for continuing coverage. Some think it's a way of distinguishing between an ordinary dust storm and those towering walls of dust that sometimes blow through. Those massive walls of dust that blow in from the desert look impressive but they can be deadly if you’re on the road. Even before you got here, people probably showed you pictures of torrential rains flooding the streets, clouds of dust with what appeared to be faces in them swallowing the city and bolts of lightning that stretch for hundreds of miles. Paul Iñiguez, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Phoenix, compared it to trying to predict where the balls will go at the start of a game of pool. Severe Weather Alerts After the dust storm passed, the Arizona Department of Transportation reported no haboob-related accidents on the freeways near Phoenix. Wind gusts over 40 mph were reported in the Phoenix area, including a gust to 52 mph at Sky Harbor airport at 10:01 a.m. MST. A dust storm warning is in effect until 11 a.m. local time. Moments later, the weather service issued a dust storm warning for parts of Maricopa and Pinal counties, warning of wind over 50 mph and visibility as low as a quarter mile.