On Tuesday of this week, part of the Phoenix area became engulfed in a dust storm – something that is not uncommon for that area, but still fascinating nonetheless. Due to thunderstorms around the region, winds picked up sand and dirt, fanning the debris outward and turning the sky black (Capital Weather Gang). Great shot […]
The strong cold front that is poised to bring dangerous cold and wind chill values to portions of the Rockies, has now formed a haboob along its leaning edge. A haboob is a wind driven line of dust and sand over a barren area. It is not uncommon to see these occur during the dry […]
Some severe weather impacted the state of Arizona this afternoon and evening. Afternoon storms brought heavy rain, vivid lightning, and some damaging winds to the region. People took to Twitter to post shots of the storms and the damage they left behind. Arizona severe storms aren’t too common, however severe weather there generally peaks in […]
A dust storm occurred near Spokane, Washington yesterday as a result of some severe thunderstorms in the area, and apparently some dry soil I would imagine. What’s interesting about this is typically dust storms, also referred to as Haboobs, usually occur in the desert southwest. Phoenix, Arizona, for example, we hear about them all the […]
It is monsoon season in the desert southwest region of the U.S., which means it is haboob season as well. Haboobs are large dust storms that form in very hot and dry regions when outflow winds from thunderstorms pick up sand of dust and push it across an area. The wall of dust and sand […]
Check out this insane time lapse that captured a Haboob in Phoenix, Arizona yesterday evening. Who’s got a dust devil handy? Phoenix Haboob – July 3rd, 2014 from Mike Olbinski on Vimeo.