When it applies, that news has many desert dwellers traveling to ski, sled, throw snowballs, make snowmen and more.
Too often, though, people make these trips without preparing for potentially harsh conditions and the possibility that crashes, breakdowns, traffic or some other problem will leave them in the cold far longer than anticipated. It isn’t unheard of for Arizona Department of Transportation employees and first responders to find stranded motorists wearing shorts.
The Arizona Department of Transportation reminds drivers to be prepared as a mid-week storm system crosses the state. The National Weather Service has issued a high wind advisory from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. today. Winds up to 35 mph with gusts to 45 mph are possible and motorists should be ready for low visibility due to blowing dust. Even though monsoon season is over, blowing dust is possible throughout the year.