Pacific Storm System Coming Friday
We don’t usually post when storms are approaching but this sounds like it could be pretty significant as far as dust storms go.
Below is the email we got from MyStateUSA: Here is the PDF if you want to send to your contacts.
Headline PACIFIC STORM SYSTEM WITH STRONG WINDS BLOWING DUST SHOWERS
Description Possible Thunderstorms, and Much Cooler Weather on the Way
winds from the South and West are Expected to Increase Across
Southeast California, and Southwest and South – Central Arizona Late
Friday Morning Through Friday Evening Ahead of a Pacific Cold Front.
Strong Cross winds are Expected Across Some Roads and Highways. The
Strongest winds are Expected in Southwest and South – Central Arizona
with Gusts to 50 MPH Friday Afternoon and Friday Evening.
The Strong Gusty winds are Expected to Cause Areas of Dense Blowing
Sand and Dust the Desert Areas. this includes Interstates 10 and 8
Between Tucson, Casa Grande, Phoenix, Gila Bend, Yuma, and El
Centro. The area Between Tucson, Casa Grande, Phoenix, and Gila
Bend is Prone to very Dense Blowing Dust with near Zero
Visibility Possible Friday Afternoon and Friday Evening.
The Dense Blowing Dust Could Occur in the Greater Phoenix area During
The Commuter Rush Hour Late Friday Afternoon and Early Evening.
if you See a Dust storm Approaching or Get Caught in One, Pull Off
The Road As Far As Safely Possible, Put your Vehicle in Park, Keep
your Foot Off the Brake Pedal, and Turn your Lights All the Way Off.
The Pacific Cold Front with a Chance of Showers and Thunderstorms Will
Move from West to East Across Southeast California and Southwest
Arizona Late Friday Afternoon and Friday Evening with Showers Likely
in South – Central Arizona Friday Night Along with a Chance Of
Most of the Rain is Expected to be in South – Central Arizona Including
The Greater Phoenix area Friday Night. The Showers and Chance Of
Thunderstorms will Probably Not Reach the Phoenix area Until Late
Rainfall Amounts are Expected to Range from Less Than a Tenth of An
Inch in Southeast California and Southwest Arizona Including El
Centro and Yuma. Rainfall Amounts are Expected to Range from 1 Tenth
of an Inch to More Than a Quarter of an Inch in the South – Central
Arizona Desert Including the Phoenix area to More Than a Half Inch
in the Higher Terrain North and East of the Greater Phoenix Area.
Colder Air will Move in Behind the Front with Early Morning
Temperatures Dropping Into the Upper 30s and 40s in Most Desert
Locations Saturday Morning. And, Compared with today, High
Temperatures are Expected to be 10 to 20 Degrees Colder Saturday With
Highs Between 60 and 70 in the Desert Areas Including Phoenix, Yuma
and El Centro.
The Snow Level will Lower to near 5000 Feet by Saturday Morning.
However, Most of the Precipitation will Have Ended by Then.
Thus, No Significant Snowfall Accumulation is Expected at That
Stay Up – to – Date on the Latest Forecasts by Listening to Weather
Radio on the Public Service Band. More Detailed Information Is
available from the National Weather Service in Phoenix on The
Expires 11/4/11 6:30 AM
County/Area Northwest Maricopa County, AZ (latitude: 33.673, longitude: -112.7)