Dust storm rolls through the Phoenix area

A dust storm rolled through the Phoenix area on Wednesday afternoon.

"East Valley and into Downtown Phoenix dust-coated now. The Dust Storm Advisory was extended to 5:15pm, and now includes part of the West Valley. Gusty winds with limited visibility likely as this passes through," FOX 10 Meteorologist Krystal Ortiz said on X.

The advisory expired at 5:15 p.m., but dust lingered into Wednesday night.

"The outflow boundary that pushed through the Phoenix metro, bringing dense blowing dust, continues to advance toward the northwest toward Surprise. Areas of blowing dust will remain possible as the outflow progresses across the northwest Valley," the National Weather Service said around 6 p.m.

The last Dust Storm Advisory issued in February was in 2021. These types of advisories are more common during monsoon season, which is in the summer months.

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