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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

November 25, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
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.

November 25, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Haboobs, health, valley fever will be discussed at free talk

Haboobs, health, valley fever will be discussed at free talk

A haboob passed by Sky Harbor International Airport as it headed north to downtown Phoenix on July 18, 2011. The dust wall was about 3,000 feet high.

September 27, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Haboobs, health, valley fever will be discussed at free talk

Haboobs, health, valley fever will be discussed at free talk

"Haboob" is a word long used by meteorologists but until recently rarely seen by the general public. That changed in 2011 and 2012 when the deadly dust storms added an increased hazard to the drive from Tucson to Phoenix.

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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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Tucson records 16th hottest July

Tucson records 16th hottest July

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.

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Monsoon blog: What to do if you encounter a "haboob"

Monsoon blog: What to do if you encounter a "haboob"

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.

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