haboob is an arabic word for an intense dust storm. They can be created by the collapse of a thunderstorm, a 100 kilometer long wall of sand reaching several kilometers into the sky, and can leave up to a foot of sand on everything in their path.

This one hit Phoenix on Tuesday, 6 July 2011. Mike Olbinski made a great video of it.

The Phoenix Haboob of July 6th, 2011 from Mike Olbinski on Vimeo.


Posted on December 7, 2011, in Uncategorized and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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