Dust Risk-Based Forecast | Pinal County

Saturday

Stagnation: Light stagnation

Wind: Light becoming west 4-9 mph

Sunday

Stagnation: Light stagnation

Wind: Light becoming west 5-12 mph, gusts 15-20 mph, diminishing late

Monday

Stagnation: No stagnation

Wind: Light northeast becoming west 4-10 mph afternoon

Tuesday

Stagnation: Light stagnation

Wind: Light becoming east to northeast 5-15 mph, gusts 20-25 mph, diminishing late

Wednesday

Stagnation: Light stagnation

Wind: Light becoming east to southeast 5-15 mph, gusts 20-25 mph, diminishing late

Forecast Discussion:

Relatively quiet weather for this weekend as weak high pressure gives way to a trough which will pass by well to our north early next week. A surface pressure gradient is projected to set up behind the departing trough and high pressure that's forecast to build into the area from the west for next Tuesday/Wednesday. Therefore breezy conditions are forecast and even a slight chance for some spotty blowing dust. However still have low dust risks forecast through next Wednesday mainly due to the amount of rain the area has received over the past several weeks.

- S.DiBiase
Pinal County Air Quality Meteorologist