Dust storms can whip up in a flash and have proved to be a serious danger to people traveling on Arizona highways, as unfortunately illustrated by the death of three people killed in a blinding storm last month on Interstate 10 near Picacho Peak.
A dust storm warning was issued after a 19-vehicle pileup on Interstate 10 in the Picacho Peak area Tuesday because there is no system in place to detect isolated, low-lying storms, a National Weather Service meteorologist said.
A blast from the past, literally. This shot was taken on April 15, 1935 in Boise City, Oklahoma. At that point, the high plains area was better known as the Dust Bowl or Dirty Thirties. Severe drought coupled with proper farming methods for dry land allowed wind erosion to create the giant s…
Travel could be hazardous across Arizona today, with high winds and blowing dust from Interstate-40 in Northern Arizona to Interstate-10 in the central and south portions, according to the National Weather Service.
Multiple crashes have occurred on Interstate 10 near Picacho Monday afternoon, according to state officials.
Wind gusts of 45 mph have been recorded in Tucson as a storm system moves through the area.
If climate predictions are correct, it will become hotter, drier and dustier in Arizona over the coming decades. That means giant dust storms like the recent haboobs in Phoenix and Tucson will become more frequent.
A dust storm moves through a mine-tailings site near Dewey-Humboldt, where University of Arizona researchers are studying dust storms and weather.
"The Dust Bowl" airs tonight on PBS, with photos showing the devastation and contemporaries' firsthand accounts.
A thunderstorm warning has been lifted for western Pima County, west of Sells.
For the first time this monsoon, rain is in the forecast for the Tucson area. Well, it's a slight chance, but we'll take it.
A group of local safety organizations — including Tucson Electric Power, VAISALA, the American Red Cross, U.S. Forest Service, Pima County Regional Flood Control District, Southern Arizona Rescue Association, and fire departments from throughout the area — will be part of a safety fair from …
The Arizona Department of Transportation announced today that it's launching a contest to discover the most creative haiku about Arizona's dust storms. Dubbed the "haboob haiku" challenge, ADOT wants to combine Monsoon Safety Awareness Week information with a little bit of fun.
High winds that brought a large dust storm through Tucson this afternoon have calmed down.
The Arizona Department of Transportation says a high wind advisory issued by the National Weather Service means the possibility of dust storms crossing state highways Monday.
Another major dust storm struck the area surrounding Picacho
Peak Tuesday afternoon, causing the largest series of wrecks this
year on Interstate 10.
July was hot - just as you might have expected. The National
Weather Service's Tucson Weather Forecast Office recapped the month
in a report released Monday. Here's how July breaks down:
July was hot — just as you might have expected. It was the 16th
hottest on record; and through seven months, 2011 is already the
19th warmest recorded.
An almost two-mile wall of dust, known as haboob, descended upon
the Phoenix metro area yesterday, reducing visibility and causing
flight delays at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.