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Originally posted by BrokenCircles
reply to post by DaddyBare
Someone posted this↓↓ earlier.
Amazing Time-Lapse of Phoenix Dust Storm
This is the link, from that thread, to the guys site.
Scott Wood Photography
Very good quality images. The video of the time-lapse, is only 23 seconds, but it is definitely worth watching.
Personally, I think it is beautiful, in a deadly way.
A half-mile-high wall of dust, whipped by 30 mph winds, grounded airplanes in Phoenix and left drivers battling visibility woes before quickly disappearing.
The phenomenon - known as a haboob, and more likely seen in the Sahara desert - blew into Phoenix around 5:30 p.m., the National Weather Service said.
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19 July 2011 Last updated at 09:05 ET Help
A giant wall of dust rolled through the Phoenix area on Monday, turning the sky brown and delaying some airline flights.
The dust wall was about 1,000m high and created winds of 25 to 30 mph, with gusts of up to 40 mph, according to a meteorologist with the National Weather Service.
Another giant dust storm in Arizona caught worldwide attention on 5 July. Both are part of the Arizona monsoon season, which typically starts in mid-June and lasts until the end of September.