Dust storms, also known as haboobs, occur when winds from dying thunderstorms push downward and pick up sand and dirt across desert areas. Amazing pics and video from last summer's haboobs in Arizona, here.
Floods and landslides remain a risk from Patricia - strongest storm yet recorded in the Western Hemisphere. The storm caused less damage than expected. It went from a tropical storm to a Category 5 hurricane in just 24 hours.
Matt Daniel is Meteorologist for WBRC in Birmingham, Alabama. A self-described "big weather and music geek," Matt has a passion for helping to keep people safe when severe weather strikes and says if you don't have a NOAA Weather Radio ... you should get one.