west valley dust

PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) – We’re halfway through the 2019 monsoon and we’re finally seeing something resembling the wall of dust we are used to seeing every summer.

[FORECAST: Arizona's Weather Authority | Interactive radar]

Blowing dust is blowing toward the Phoenix area from the west.

[RAW VIDEO: Wall of dust heads to Buckeye and west Phoenix area]

While not as massive and blinding as we’ve seen in the past, the blowing dust had visibility down to about a mile in some areas, according to the Arizona’s Family news helicopter.

And a boater who was attempting to get back to the Tempe Town Lake marina is OK after the boat turned over due to strong winds, according to Tempe Fire Department.

[WATCH: Boat sailor regrets going out on Tempe Town Lake after monsoon topples boat]

[PHOTOS: Dust blowing into Phoenix]

[SEE: Dust moving over downtown Phoenix]

This is really only the second significant dust event of the season. The National Weather Service issued a Dust Advisory. It has only issued one Dust Storm Warning this year.

[WATCH: Arizona Cardinals stadium hidden in dust west of Phoenix]

By this time in the season, we've usually seen more dust storms -- ones that hold together as they blow over the Valley.

[READ MORE: Here's why dust storms aka 'haboobs' have yet to hit Arizona's monsoon 2019]

[WATCH: Dust blows through south Scottsdale]


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