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Simple device aims to aid drivers when dust storms hit

Simple device aims to aid drivers when dust storms hit

CASA GRANDE — A small, relatively inexpensive device a meteorologist built at his Mesa home in his spare time might lead to a warning system to help drivers avoid dangerous dust storms that sweep across Interstate 10 between Tucson and Phoenix.

March 20, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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ADOT warns drivers of possible dust storms along Interstate 10

A high wind advisory has officials with the Arizona Department of Transportation warning drivers to prepare to slow down or even pull off state highways today.

January 31, 2014 12:00 pmLoading…

Deadly dust storms demand urgent individual, government answers

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.

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Dust alert on I-10 issued too late

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.

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The power of dust storms

The power of dust storms

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…

October 30, 2013 8:42 pm

High winds create travel and fire warnings across Arizona

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.

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Motorists beware of blowing dust; crashes on I-10 near Picacho

Multiple crashes have occurred on Interstate 10 near Picacho Monday afternoon, according to state officials.

April 08, 2013 4:01 pm

Wind gusts of 45 mph reported in Tucson

Wind gusts of 45 mph have been recorded in Tucson as a storm system moves through the area.

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Improving Arizona dust-storm forecasting

Improving Arizona dust-storm forecasting

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.

November 25, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Improving Arizona dust-storm forecasting

Improving Arizona dust-storm forecasting

Eric Betterton

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Improving Arizona dust-storm forecasting

Improving Arizona dust-storm forecasting

A dust storm moves through a mine-tailings site near Dewey-Humboldt, where University of Arizona researchers are studying dust storms and weather.

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This week on TV

This week on TV

"The Dust Bowl" airs tonight on PBS, with photos showing the devastation and contemporaries' firsthand accounts.

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Storm warning lifted for western Pima County

A thunderstorm warning has been lifted for western Pima County, west of Sells.

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Tucson monsoon: Possible rain, blowing dust in today's forecast

Tucson monsoon: Possible rain, blowing dust in today's forecast

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.

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Tucson monsoon: Meet safety experts today at Park Place

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 …

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Tucson monsoon: ADOT wants your 'haboob haiku'

Tucson monsoon: ADOT wants your 'haboob haiku'

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.

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Breezy conditions will remain in Tucson through the evening

Breezy conditions will remain in Tucson through the evening

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

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High winds could affect drivers across Arizona today

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.

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Eastbound I-10 north of Tucson re-opened after wrecks

Eastbound I-10 north of Tucson re-opened after wrecks

Another major dust storm struck the area surrounding Picacho Peak Tuesday afternoon, causing the largest series of wrecks this year on Interstate 10.

October 04, 2011 2:25 pm Photos

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July was 16th-hottest ever in Tucson; we'll flip a coin for August

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:

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