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Online resources to keep you safe during windy weather

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Before you hit the road or head to the airport, stay informed with online resources you can access through your desktop or laptop computer, as well as your Smartphone or tablet computer.  

Follow the action on the Tucson News Now First Alert Interactive Radar where rain, snow,wind, and temperatures, as well as watches and warnings, can be tracked. 

Plus check your Smartphone or tablet computer app store for the Tucson News Now Weather app.  

Get news alerts with the Tucson News Now App where you can also watch newscasts live on your Smartphone or Tablet computer.  

For traffic and road conditions get updates from the interactive map at AZ511 Statewide Road Alerts and visit the TucsonNewsNow.com traffic page.

For the latest blowing dust alerts also download the University of Arizona Dust Storm app to your Smartphone or Tablet computer.

For flight delays, check out the  Tucson News Now Flight Tracker.

Plus take photos and video to upload to See It, Snap It, Send It on TucsonNewsNow.com. Or e-mail pictures and video to pics@tucsonnewsnow.com.

Find out what the weather looks like across the state with live cameras on TucsonNewsNow.com

Arizona National Weather Service storm reports and public information statements for weather impacts can be found here.

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