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Bigcountry02 07-19-2011 05:22 PM

Day the sky turned brown: 3,000ft high dust cloud rolls across Arizona AGAIN!
 
FYI! Another sand-out storm!

Arizona dust storm: 3,000ft high cloud turns sky brown | Mail Online

The National Weather Service office in Phoenix called the dust storm 'very large and historic', in a statement posted on its website, describing the blow as an 'impressive event'.

Weather officials say haboobs only happen in Arizona, the Sahara desert and parts of the Middle East because of dry conditions and large amounts of sand.

Pollution levels skyrocket during dust storms and create even more breathing problems for people with asthma and other similar conditions.

The dust also brings increases in a disease known as Valley Fever, a fungal pneumonia.

Valley Fever thrives in the hot and arid south-west in dirt found just a few feet beneath the earth's surface; it can be stirred up by construction, wind and other activity.

A few pics:

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2011/...44_964x638.jpg

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2011/...79_964x596.jpg

cpttango30 07-19-2011 06:02 PM

The end of the world is near.

knfxda 07-19-2011 06:04 PM

Frikin' Obama!






:D

cddbrowns 07-19-2011 06:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by knfxda (Post 545486)
Frikin' Obama!






:D

Actually, that would be Pelosi......

http://www.horrordvds.com/reviews/a-...y99_shot4l.jpg

Dennis845 07-19-2011 06:11 PM

Darn Democrats! They always want to spend, now it's sand.

knfxda 07-19-2011 06:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cddbrowns (Post 545487)
Actually, that would be Pelosi......

HA! Good one! :p

NitroxAZ 07-19-2011 06:26 PM

I am surprised to have seen another "Haboob" so soon on the heels of the bigger one. We used to get ones like the one that made news a couple of weeks ago more often. They don't happen as often as they used to.

LONGHAIR 07-19-2011 06:37 PM

I guess the Airfilter on your car is ..NASTY.......after one of those storms....

armoredman 07-20-2011 04:00 AM

Lived in this state well over 40 years, and I have NEVER EVER heard it called a frickin' "HABOOB" before! Maybe in the Middle East it's a "haboob", but here it's a DUST STORM! If the media types wanna call it by an Arabic name, they can go to Iraq! Egads.
Yes, the first and second ones swept right over me, sky went dark, couldn't see the road from the front window, couldn't see the back wall of the back yard. Very glad to not have been driving during those conditions.

cpttango30 07-20-2011 04:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by armoredman (Post 545945)
Lived in this state well over 40 years, and I have NEVER EVER heard it called a frickin' "HABOOB" before! Maybe in the Middle East it's a "haboob", but here it's a DUST STORM! If the media types wanna call it by an Arabic name, they can go to Iraq! Egads.
Yes, the first and second ones swept right over me, sky went dark, couldn't see the road from the front window, couldn't see the back wall of the back yard. Very glad to not have been driving during those conditions.

OK Good AIR in bad AIR out.AIR in bad AIR out.AIR in bad AIR out.AIR in bad AIR out.AIR in bad AIR out.AIR in bad AIR out.AIR in bad AIR out.AIR in bad AIR out.AIR in bad AIR out.AIR in bad AIR out.AIR in bad AIR out.AIR in bad AIR out.

Relax an drink a beer or smoke a joint or something. Man it is just a word no need to go all red faced HULK on us.

If you want to get technical about it habob is English it is هبوب in Arabic.


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