50-mile wide dust storm envelopes Phoenix area in darkness
Thousands were left without power and in complete darkness as the dust storm and rains barreled through the region.
Ayinde O. Chase
Phoenix, AZ, United States
July 6, 2011 05:09 pm EDT
Weather, Report, Disaster And Accident, Meteorological Disaster
A massive dust storm rolled across the Phoenix area on Tuesday dramatically reducing visibility. Strong winds downed trees and thousands of residents lost power.
The 50-mile wide dust storm was described by many residents as the worst they had seen. Radar data showed the wall of sand and dust to be up to 10,000 feet high. As it moved across the desert it descended on the valley at night creating near zero visibility. Winds of up to 50 miles per hour were reported by the National Weather Service.
Following the wall of dust the drought-hit city was given a heavy downpour of rain.
The phenomenon to hit the Arizona capital is known as a "haboob," originating from the Arabic word for wind. Haboobs are usually caused by the outflow of cool air from a huge, encroaching thunderstorm. The downdraft of the storm-cloud hits the ground and kicks up a large amount of dust. This in turns travels ahead of the thunderstorm enveloping everything in its path.
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