Breezy conditions will remain in Tucson through the evening

2012-05-09T18:11:00Z 2013-09-16T13:51:50Z Breezy conditions will remain in Tucson through the eveningArizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
May 09, 2012 6:11 pm  • 

High winds that brought a large dust storm through Tucson this afternoon have calmed down.

The temperature in Tucson has also dropped quickly, going from the 80s at around 2 p.m. to the 60s at 6 p.m

The dust storm — called a  haboob — was fed by strong winds moving north that picked up dust following thunderstorms across Santa Cruz County.

Winds in Tucson were blowing between 45-50 mph earlier today, according to the National Weather Service. Wind gusts higher than 50 mph were reported during the storm, which has moved off to the north.

A thunderstorm warning remains in effect for the Phoenix area. A line of severe storms were moving through the area, according to the National Weather Service.

No major damage was reported in Tucson. It will remain breezy throughout the evening with gusts between 20-25 miles per hour.  

The Pima County Department of Environmental Quality issued a warning advising people with heart disease and respiratory sensitivities to stay indoors as there are high levels of soot, dust and aerosols in the air due to the strong winds.

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