out of all the nearly 50 years of living here, i don't believe i've ever seen a dust storm in february. with a very dry winter, the ground is very dry...along with little new grass and ground cover in the desert.
for the sake of stating the obvious...if you have to drive, steer clear of high profile vehicles on freeways and highways.
for those who are visiting or are new to the area, if you have to drive the highway...and if dust creates limited to little visibility, pull off to the right as far as possible...turn OFF your lights...and keep your foot OFF the brakes. people will follow tail lights thinking they're still on the road.
come on rain!!!