Parts of Arizona experience dust winds as 4th of July weekend begins: live radar, updates


Parts of Arizona are experiencing another monsoon wave, with the National Weather Service issuing a dust advisory for parts of Maricopa and Pinal counties.

According to the Phoenix office of the NWS, a dust advisory is in effect until 7:15 p.m.

“At 6:10 p.m. MST, a wall of dust was spotted along a line extending 6 miles east of Kings Ranch to near Seville, 6 miles southeast of Freeman, moving north at 10 mph,” read part of a statement released by NWS officials.

This latest monsoon wave comes just days after the monsoon brought rain and dust to parts of the state, including Phoenix. Flash flood warnings were issued for parts of Coconino and Yavapai counties in the afternoon, while a dust advisory and warnings were issued for Maricopa and Pinal counties.

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The American Red CrossTips for heavy rain situations and flood safety:

  • Turn around don’t drown! If you must drive and encounter flooded roadway, turn around and take an alternate route.
  • If you are caught on a flooded road and the waters are rising rapidly around you, quickly get out of the car and move to higher ground.
  • Tune into your local radio, NOAA radio or news channels for the latest updates.
  • If your neighborhood is prone to flooding, be prepared to evacuate quickly.
  • Follow evacuation orders and do not attempt to return until authorities say it is safe.
  • If power lines are down, do not walk in puddles or standing water.
  • If the power is out, use a flashlight. Do not use naked flames as alternative lighting.

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  • Prepare an emergency kit.
  • Know your community’s evacuation plan.
  • Create a household emergency plan and put it into practice.
  • Buy a battery-operated or wind-up radio
  • Discuss storm safety with members of your household. Be aware that a thunderstorm could produce flooding.
  • Choose a safe place in your home for family members to gather during a thunderstorm. It should be an area where there are no windows, skylights or glass doors, which could be broken by high winds or hail and cause damage or injury.

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