Originally Posted by Pete1985
What time of year are the dust storms ??
We spend 3 seasons in Arizona near Tucson. Our daughter lives in Scottsdale so we travel I-10 often. We have been in very bad dust storms anytime between Nov-May. We're not there is summer but they have gotten sheets of dust a mile high blowing through. There's a specific name for them which escapes me right now. There have been many pile-ups and deaths attributed to the dust storms. The worst we were in came upon so sudden in December and we couldn't see but a few feet in front of us. One has a tendency to just stop but what is needed to do is to pull off the highway as far as you can. But when you can't see anything, what do you do? Hence, the pile ups. It's truly scary. It's a big farming area and the desert has been disturbed to nothing but loose sand/dirt. Personally, we would never stay in Casa Grande. Also, it's a far distance to the Phoenix area - about 40 miles just to the SW corner.