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Meteorologists Create Dust Sensor Program To Keep Arizona Drivers Safe

Terry Ward/KJZZ
file | staff
A monsoon storm about to overtake a Phoenix neighborhood.

Violent dust storms are a common occurrence in Maricopa and Pinal counties during the height of the summer monsoon season.

Dust also blows along a sometimes-treacherous stretch of Interstate 10 in the fall months as well. To make sure drivers have a better idea of what might be in their way, a couple of National Weather Service meteorologists have a developed a dust sensor program.

Ken Waters is one of them; he spoke about the program.

Steve Goldstein was a host at KJZZ from 1997 to 2022.