Parts of Arizona experiencing blowing dust as 4th of July weekend begins: Live radar, updates
PHOENIX - Parts of Arizona are experiencing another round of monsoon weather, as the National Weather Service issues a Dust Advisory for parts of Maricopa and Pinal Counties.
According to NWS' Phoenix Office, a Dust Advisory is in effect until 7:15 p.m.
"At 610 pm MST, a wall of dust was spotted along a line extending from 6 Miles east of Kings Ranch to near Seville, to 6 miles southeast of Freeman, moving north at 10 mph," read a portion of a statement released by NWS officials.
This latest round of monsoon weather comes just days after the monsoon brought rain and blowing dust to parts of the state, including Phoenix. Flash flood warnings were issued for parts of Coconino and Yavapai counties through the afternoon hours, while a Dust Advisories and Warnings were issued for Maricopa and Pinal Counties.
You can check the latest weather conditions by visiting the FOX 10 Phoenix weather page, or download the Free FOX 10 Weather app, which is available on Apple iOS and Android.
Rain/flood safety tips
The American Red Cross' tips for heavy rain situations and flood safety:
- Turn around don’t drown! If you must drive and you encounter a flooded roadway, turn around and go another way.
- If you are caught on a flooded road and waters are rising rapidly around you, get out of the car quickly and move to higher ground.
- Tune in to 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 officials say it is safe.
- If power lines are down, do not step in puddles or standing water.
- If power is out, use a flashlight. Do not use any open flame as alternate lighting.
Preparing for a severe thunderstorm
The American Red Cross' tips for preparing for a severe thunderstorm:
- Put together an emergency kit.
- Know your community’s evacuation plan.
- Create a household disaster plan and practice it.
- Purchase a battery-powered or hand-crank radio
- Discuss thunderstorm safety with members of your household. Be aware that a thunderstorm could produce flooding.
- Pick a safe place in your home for household members to gather during a thunderstorm. This should be a place where there are no windows, skylights, or glass doors, which could be broken by strong winds or hail and cause damage or injury.