Arizona dust storm blows through Phoenix metropolitan area
Monsoon season winds pushed a massive dust storm over most of the Phoenix area near sundown Monday.
A dust storm moves through Phoenix on Monday, Aug. 26, 2013. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
PHOENIX (AP) — Another dust storm and thunderstorm blew through the Phoenix metropolitan area after heavy rain fell on many parts of western Arizona.
Winds from an approaching storm system around sundown Monday pushed a hazy brown cloud over most of the Phoenix area.
There were reports of some downed power lines and trees in Tempe, but no immediate reports of any injuries.
Arizona's monsoon season begins in mid-June and runs through Sept. 30 and has produced massive dust storms called "haboobs" in recent years.
Much of western Arizona was under a flash flood watch Monday.
The Mohave Daily News reported that rain in the Bullhead City area closed several roads Sunday as runoff deposited mud, rocks and debris in low-lying areas.
WTF !! I must have woke up in another part of the asylum, when did the United Sates start having a " Monsoon Season"
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The storms brought damaging winds and golf ball-sized hail.
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