Saturday, August 31, 2013

Haboob Rolls Into Phoenix

A huge dust storm, called a "haboob," blasted through Phoenix and the surrounding metro area on Monday evening.  ?Around sundown, winds from an approaching storm pushed a hazy brown cloud over most of the Phoenix area, bring low visibility and gusty winds in its wake. At peak intensity the haboob caused wind gusts of more than 60 miles per hour and a dust storm warning was issued as visibility in the area dropped below 1/4 of a mile. There were no immediate reports of any injuries or property damage, but images from social media did show some uprooted trees.Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport initiated a ground stop, temporarily halting all inbound and outbound flights.  Flights are expected to resume later Monday evening.After the dust storm passed, moderate rain began to fall in and around Phoenix, washing away the dust but causing additional problems of its own.  Some parts of southern Arizona have been dealing with flash flooding.The Mohave Daily News reported that rain in the Bullhead City area closed several roads on Sunday as runoff deposited mud, rocks and debris in low-lying areas.This is the second large haboob for Phoenix in the last six weeks.  On July 12th another large dust storm swept the city.  

Haboob Rolls Into Phoenix Images

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The Haboob rolls into Phoenix (credit: Jerry Smyth)
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