Haboob by junge1 ()
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A Haboob is approaching the Phoenix, Arizona area on 2 August 2018 at 18:30. The temperature was 109 F (~43 C). Haboobs are dust storms which occur regularly in dry land area regions throughout the world. Here in Arizona they most often originate from cold downdrafts of huge thunderstorms over the Santa Catalina Mountains in the Tucson area, about 110 miles southeast of Phoenix. Sometimes they may also come from the northeast of Phoenix, generated by thunderstorms over the Mogollon Rim.
They only occur in summer, and their frequency seems to be increasing..The front of this particular dust storm was 100 miles (160 km) wide and one mile (1,500 m) high and it was approaching the Phoenix area at about 45 mph.
When a dust storm approaches warnings are broadcast over emergency radios, cell phones TV stations and radio to warm drivers to pull off the highway if possible and turn off their lights to avoid massive pile ups.
This picture was taken on 2 August 2018, Sig...
Image Comments (17)
shonsu () 4:11PM | Mon, 10 September 2018
Fantastic Photo. Reminds of the storm from The Mummy. Thanks for sharing.
Richardphotos () 9:19PM | Mon, 10 September 2018
I have been in dust storms but not as massive as this one. great capture Sig
starship64 () 1:35AM | Tue, 11 September 2018
Wow! That's really impressive, and I'm glad I wasn't there.
durleybeachbum () 3:14AM | Tue, 11 September 2018
Astonishing! I have left RR now, but may continue to comment. I am posting pics on Flickr and on Facebook. Thankyou for all your kind comments!
virginiese () Online Now! 8:36AM | Sun, 16 September 2018
It is very impressive ! I've never heard about this phenomenon ! I hope you are safe ! Thanks for sharing this information Sig !
KarmaSong () 3:15AM | Tue, 30 October 2018
I've learnt something new today, thanks to you ! What an impressive and somewhat dreadful sight ! Thank you for sharing, Sig !