Small dust storm blows through northwest Valley

Mar 26, 2014, 4:15 PM | Updated: 5:44 pm

PHOENIX — A small dust storm blew through the northwest Valley on Wednesday.

It spread a new layer of dust across the Valley and filled the air with particulate.

The storm was smaller than one that hit the southern portion of the Valley on Tuesday.

“There’s a slight possibility of some areas of dense, blowing dust but I think, for the most part, it looks like visibility should stay pretty good,” said Marvin Percha with the National Weather Service.

Arizona is no stranger to large dust storms or haboobs, though the NWS said Tuesday’s storm was unseasonably early.

“We usually don’t see this until the summer when you get those really big supercells,” meteorologist James Quinones added.

Windy conditions are expected to continue through Thursday as a small front moves through the state. Gusts were expected to be as high as 40 mph Wednesday.

KTAR’s Paul Ihander and Jeremy Foster contributed to this report.

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