AZ Family August 2, 2018 

A monsoon storm hit the Valley hard Thursday evening, bringing high winds, low visibility and a massive wall of rolling dust coming from the south.

If it wasn’t the biggest, it was definitely right up there. The National Weather Service said the storm was 70 miles wide (that’s about the distance from Phoenix to Payson!)  and 5,000 feet high.

KTAR News August 2, 2018

The dust storm was expected to cause “near zero visibility with damaging wind in excess of 60 mph.”

‘So here’s the east valley dust storm…I did indeed have to pull aside. Can’t see my hand in front of me! Wow!!”