Dust Risk-Based Forecast | Maricopa County

Saturday

Stagnation: Morning and evening stagnation

Wind: Light northeasterly winds

Sunday

Stagnation: Morning and evening stagnation

Wind: Light and variable winds

Monday

Stagnation: Morning and evening stagnation

Wind: Light southwesterly winds

Tuesday

Stagnation: Morning stagnation

Wind: Easterly winds 10-20 mph

Wednesday

Stagnation: Evening stagnation

Wind: Easterly winds 5-15 mph becoming light and variable

Forecast Discussion:

We are not expecting any major dust issues this week. High pressure over the region is causing fairly calm weather conditions over the area. With these calm conditions, we do anticipate elevated dust levels during the mornings and evenings, but we don't anticipate dust levels getting high enough to warrent elevating the dust risk level. Next Tuesday and Wednesday we are expecting a low pressure system to move through that should bring some rain to the area. This will help stabilize the soils in the area and help lower the chances of any dust issues. Overall, the dust risk is forecast to remain Low through the forecast period.

- R. Nicoll
ADEQ Meteorologist