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Posted at 08:37 AM ET, 07/19/2011

Dust storm hits Phoenix area again (Photos and video)

A dust storm rolls into the Phoenix area Monday evening. (Nick Oza - AP/The Arizona Republic)
For the second time this month, a wall of dust moved through the Phoenix area Monday evening, turning the sky brown. The dust wall, which was estimated at 3,000 feet high, reduced visibility and caused some flights out of Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport to be delayed, according to the Associated Press.

A massive dust storm — which was estimated to be 50 miles wide — hit the Phoenix area earlier this month. This latest storm was not a big as the last, Austin Jamison, a National Weather Service meteorologist, told the AP.

See video and photos from the storm below:

A dust storm rolls through the Ahwatukee and south Phoenix area, Monday. (Nick Oza - AP/The Arizona Republic)

Motorists travel along Interstate 10 during a dust storm Monday. (Michael Schennum - AP/The Arizona Republic)

A sign warns motorists of low visibility and high winds conditions. (Michael Schennum - AP/The Arizona Republic)

A vehicle drives through a brown cloud of blowing sand during a dust storm Monday, July 18, in Phoenix. (Ross D. Franklin - AP)

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