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posted on Jul, 6 2011 @ 09:02 AM
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Giant Dust Storm Envelopes Phoenix, Grounds Flights [VIDEO]


www.ibtimes.com

A massive dust storm rolling through the Phoenix area blocked visibility and created dangerous travel conditions Tuesday evening as the storm rushed across much of the Valley at 30 miles per hour, according to the National Weather Service.

The storm originated near Tucson and reached metro Phoenix around 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday closing Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport for over an hour and causing delays.

Radar data showed the storm's towering dust wall had reached as high as 8 to 10K feet
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posted on Jul, 6 2011 @ 09:02 AM
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Dust storms are nothing new down there... but this was a huge one... Plane engines would clog up with the dust and choke out, then crash... speaking of crashes out on the highways visibility drops to nothing and auto accidents are quite common... that and given a strong enough wind.... can literally sand blast the paint right off your car!!!

yeah this is yet another... got to live threw one to fully understand the raw power a dust storm has...

youtu.be...

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posted on Jul, 6 2011 @ 09:04 AM
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I saw that on the news this morning. I've never seen anything like it. It must have turned as dark as night when it came though the city. It was just amazing looking to see it on film.



posted on Jul, 6 2011 @ 09:04 AM
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Well that's cool... And slightly eerie for someone who doesn't see dust storms on a regular basis.



posted on Jul, 6 2011 @ 09:08 AM
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Well now that you've seen it...
you know know what armageddon will look like



posted on Jul, 6 2011 @ 09:09 AM
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Looks like footage back in the depression and dustbowl days.

Wow!





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posted on Jul, 6 2011 @ 09:13 AM
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Wow! I lived in Phoenix for 15 years and never saw anything that huge! Amazing! It was like watching a storm on Abydos or something! Or some Apocalypse film...

Thanks for posting.



posted on Jul, 6 2011 @ 09:14 AM
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Wow it looks like the dust bowl.....scary!!



posted on Jul, 6 2011 @ 09:15 AM
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Originally posted by jude11
Looks like footage back in the depression and dustbowl days.

Wow!


Your closer to being right than you realize...
Link to Lake Mead water levels

Lake Mead is the main reservoir for Phoenix, Los Angeles and Las Vegas as well as producing power out at Hover Dam for much of the southwest.... in the past couple of years that water level has dropped so low as the power generation at the damn has been close to shutting down several times... dropped so much there's talk about not having fresh drinking water to send to LA, talk that Las Vegas might have to be abandoned at a future date....

if you look at the charts the lake is very close to levels not seen since the days of the dustbowl
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posted on Jul, 6 2011 @ 09:18 AM
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I stood on my back porch until the storm hit my house. I've lived in Phoenix for 26 years and that was the biggest, blackest dust storm I've seen in that time. It went midnight black in a minute and the winds were 50-70mph! Blew down one of my fences and caused about $5000 damage in my back yard.



posted on Jul, 6 2011 @ 09:24 AM
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Glad your all alright... damage can be fixed, repaired... As long as you got your health

Probably need to change all the air filters on your A/C too
better check the cars air filters while your at it...

Still things could have been worse right...



posted on Jul, 6 2011 @ 09:24 AM
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WOW, hopefully some Alien creatures aren't lurking in there like them sci fi movies


This is pretty amazing, I never knew US had so much dust, does Phoenix have dry parts? I need to learn more about US geography, I know US has desert like terrain but don't know which states.



posted on Jul, 6 2011 @ 09:25 AM
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Originally posted by Soldier of God
I stood on my back porch until the storm hit my house. I've lived in Phoenix for 26 years and that was the biggest, blackest dust storm I've seen in that time. It went midnight black in a minute and the winds were 50-70mph! Blew down one of my fences and caused about $5000 damage in my back yard.


I have had family in Phoenix for decades too and used to spend most of my summers there. I have NEVER seen or heard of one of these, yeah maybe a little dust devil but NOT A WALL! That is just simply unbelievable!



posted on Jul, 6 2011 @ 09:25 AM
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Originally posted by DaddyBare

Originally posted by jude11
Looks like footage back in the depression and dustbowl days.

Wow!


Your closer to being right than you realize...
Link to Lake Mead water levels

Lake Mead is the main reservoir for Phoenix, Los Angeles and Las Vegas as well as producing power out at Hover Dam for much of the southwest.... in the past couple of years that water level has dropped so low as the power generation at the damn has been close to shutting down several times... dropped so much there's talk about not having fresh drinking water to send to LA, talk that Las Vegas might have to be abandoned at a future date....

if you look at the charts the lake is very close to levels not seen since the days of the dustbowl
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I remember reading about that and I also remembered this from a few years ago. It looks like a repeat of the dustbowl.

2007


Only difference is that the depression era events were because of a lack of knowledge in farming and topsoil. Having plowed the entire midwest and not leaving windbreaks etc. And then the lack of rain being the catalyst.



posted on Jul, 6 2011 @ 09:26 AM
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Originally posted by DaddyBare
reply to post by Soldier of God
 


Glad your all alright... damage can be fixed, repaired... As long as you got your health

Probably need to change all the air filters on your A/C too
better check the cars air filters while your at it...

Still things could have been worse right...


Thank you, I'm glad my house is still here. Honestly I was waiting to see the four horsemen ride out of that dust!! It was absolutely as close to apocalyptic as I'd like to get... lol.



posted on Jul, 6 2011 @ 09:28 AM
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Originally posted by confreak
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WOW, hopefully some Alien creatures aren't lurking in there like them sci fi movies


This is pretty amazing, I never knew US had so much dust, does Phoenix have dry parts? I need to learn more about US geography, I know US has desert like terrain but don't know which states.


Okay hun, Phoenix is in the middle of a desert.......Actually Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Parts of California are.....Its called the Mojave Desert.....google it, you will find all info you need



posted on Jul, 6 2011 @ 09:34 AM
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the advent of proper plowing techniques came on the heals of the early dust bowls in america.
it was a way to stabilize the soil. after the farming industry figured it out, the dust bowls ended.
pretty amazing stuff.



posted on Jul, 6 2011 @ 09:38 AM
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looks like a nuclear bomb went off or something. See that plane flying to escape it? Imagine being the people on that plane. but seriously are we sure this isn't the fallout from some weather modification/war experiment? Where are the conspiracy theorists when you need em! That was a huge cloud! Can someone in Phoenix tell us how long it lasted, and if you could stand outside or not. How much sand is deposited?



posted on Jul, 6 2011 @ 09:43 AM
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What makes it even worse in Phoenix, as I'm sure you know, is that the desert is surrounded by mountains, hence the term "VALLEY of the sun".

The wife and I have a running joke of sorts. We live far north of there now, and whenever we have to go down there, about the time we get to the juvy center, we say "Yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for Sonny Barger is with me.


Seriously though, I lived there for 20 years and have seen my share of dust storms, but THAT one takes the cake.






posted on Jul, 6 2011 @ 09:44 AM
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I am currently in the Phoenix area (Gilbert, AZ) and it was one of the eeriest experiences of my live. Neighbors stated that it was unlike anything they had ever witnessed.

I was unable to stand outside as within seconds, the dust attached to my contact lens. I watched from the garage and even though the media and weather services stated 30mph winds, it seemed double that.

Thanks for embedding the video but to those not in Phoenix it really gives no scope of the magnitude of such an event. I can not imagine having to deal with it the way they did during the Dust Bowl Years.

As scary as many people found it at the time, I was in total awe over this amazing natural event and very happy to have experienced it first hand.

If anyone states that it was God's Wrath or a sign that the end of days is upon us...I would doubt them too much if they were in Phoenix...
Simply Incredible, but God's Wrath probably would have left the Phoenix area in tatters. Just a few power lines down and wind damage and no reported devastation.





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