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Updated Sep 4, 2014 - 10:05 pm

Phoenix area hit by thunderstorm and high winds

PHOENIX — The wetter-than-normal monsoon season continues in Arizona.

A thunderstorm brought rain, gusty winds and blowing dust to Phoenix and some
surrounding areas Thursday night.

The National Weather Service says nearly one inch of rain fell out near

Heavy rain and gusty winds hit Phoenix around 7:30 p.m. and the metro area was
under a blowing dust advisory until 9 p.m., including Chandler, Mesa and Gilbert. Winds were slated to reach 30 to 40 miles per hour with reduced visibility in some areas.

There were no immediate reports of any damage.

The Valley could expect more rain off and on over the next six days, especially on Sunday and into Monday.

Maricopa County received rainfall on seven of eight consecutive days between
Aug. 12-19.

Gov. Jan Brewer on Wednesday requested federal disaster assistance for
Arizona’s most populous county in the wake of last month’s flash floods in the
towns of New River and Laveen.

Meteorologists say New River received 6.85 inches of rain while Laveen got 3.97

KTAR contributed to this report.


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