A cold front extending from the same storm system dumping snow on the Northwest has invaded the Desert Southwest, which brought dust storms to the Phoenix area. The dust storms, though intense, are fairly short-lived.
The storms caused a multiple vehicle pileup on route 347 Thursday afternoon; no serious injuries were reported. AccuWeather.com Meteorologist John Gresiak said that the observations from Sky Harbor Airport did not indicate any blowing dust, but did show wind gusts of 25-30 mph which could have caused blowing dust in some areas.
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Despite weakening, Tropical Rainstorm Fernanda will still bring rough surf, choppy seas and locally heavy downpours to Hawaii through Monday.
Two separate areas of severe weather erupted across the Midwest Friday evening into early Saturday morning.
The Detwiler Fire, which has burned more than 75,000 acres since last Sunday, has triggered evacuations and road closures throughout California’s Mariposa County.
An increase in soaking thunderstorms across the western United States next week will be beneficial for firefighters but could lead to other hazards.
After a sudden downpour was blamed for six deaths in northern India on Thursday, a monsoon low brings a heightened flood risk to northwest India through early week.
Following Thursday’s violent thunderstorms, an unsettled stretch of weather will plague those with outdoor plans across Germany through the beginning of the week.
Showery intervals through Sunday will continue to bring less-than-ideal playing conditions for players in Southport, England.
Severe thunderstorms once again set their sights on a large portion of the midwestern United States through Friday evening.