Phoenix Dust Storm
July 19, 2011 by Post Team
While powerful, the wall of dust on Monday night was significantly less than the massive dust storm on 5 July. That made headlines around the world.
The first storm was between 5,000 and 8,000 meters. Storm on Monday night was only 3,000 to 4,000 meters high and not so wide.
However, strong winds were enough to make a mess. Damage, however, was minimal.
The storms moved from the southeast at 6 am, reducing visibility and hampering air traffic entering and leaving Sky Harbor International Airport for a short time.
While the July 5 habub brought very little rain, the storm drenched the West Valley.
“The trees are gone, the rain pounded the windows,” said Brent McFdadden Knolte of Westgate City Center. “The next thing you know, our sign blew the building. He was in the parking lot, about 20 different pieces.”
Nearly 1 inch of rain was recorded in the area of?? Glendale Avenue and Loop 101, 0.76 inches was recorded at Indian School Road and Loop 101. Sun City was 0.35 inches, while surprise is 0.28 inches.
Rainfall totals are quite impressive, especially when you consider that the last six months have been extremely dry. It is in fact the driest six-month stretch in Arizona has been quite some time.
According to 3TV meteorologist April Warnecke, Tuesday night and Wednesday night, so bring the possibility of additional thunderstorms and dust in the air.
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