The Phoenix Haboob of July 5th, 2011

Submitted by: fancylad 5 years ago Science

The Phoenix Haboob of July 5th, 2011 from Mike Olbinski on Vimeo.


What"s a haboob? Looks like some sort of massive dust storm. Nature, why you so crazy?
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Male 6
Heh....boob...
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Male 35
Upon checking the dictionary, I have learned what a haboob is.

haboob
noun
a violent and oppressive wind blowing in summer, esp. in Sudan, bringing sand from the desert.
ORIGIN late 19th cent.: from Arabic habūb ‘blowing furiously.’

Now we know. (And knowing is half the battle!)
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Male 511
The hell is a haboob?!
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Male 28
it started just outside tucson, and blew through phoenix into the outlying deserts in about 4 hours, and was 50 miles wide. massive. crunchy air. we get these all summer almost every year.
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Female 79
The dust still isnt cleaned up completely...the fine layer is just now beginning to kinda wash away...I really agree Victory7 i hope it marks as well! Cant wait for the rain..cant stand this humidity and heat.Anyone who doesnt live here has no idea of heat and humidity..tell me its a dry heat, my heinie...Haboobs are not fun at all...It was still evening by the time it hit my house and it was pitch black in about a full minute. And as bad as a white out only it was brown.
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Male 586
That looks bat poo insane....
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Female 515
Ajikan...not fun at all. Kind of cool; but you can`t really go outide. It went from sunny to pitch black in a matter of seconds and took HOURS for the dust to settle.
Cyberdynex...that`s exactly what I was thinking when it got really bad last night.
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Male 1,526
Haboobs look cool!
But are they any fun?
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Male 25,416
boob :P
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Male 362
Phoenix hasn`t had a good one of these in many years. I hope this marks the return of the monsoon season!
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Male 73
Its was actually pretty cool looking when it hit. It was like nuclear fallout XD
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Male 4,902



The return of Imhotep
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Female 737
I`m surprised by how much attention this got. I live there and it was intense, but I mean, only as intense as a dust storm can get... The weirdest part was how orange it is inside. Of course there is a lot of dirt on everything afterwords, but we`ve suffered much worse storms without all this media attention.
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Male 1,832
Cajun247, yes but they are two different things. one had dust.
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Male 2,121
Ha! Boob...
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Male 340
wth is that??
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Male 201
Did a good amount of Damage, not severe damage but knocked down good amount of power poles,
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Male 37,888

@Boredered - sandstorms are totally normal in the desert. all acrossed texas, new mexico, and arizona. The only reason California doesn`t get them is because the mountains stop them at the border.

and how did you get "stoning people" out of what I said about sand storms?

Got drama?
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Male 10,845
@diylobotomy

The Dust Bowl did happen during the Great Depression.
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Male 697
lol haboob
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Male 2,790
ha! boob
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Male 2,005
scary? this isn`t scary, watching a tornado speeding towards you, that is scary
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Male 251
It`s not all THAT normal, and this is an excellent shot. I didn`t know it was coming, so I was surprised when it went from early evening light outside to pitch black in about 5 minutes.
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Male 535
i was hoping for a boobs related post
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Male 2,506
@Gerry1of1

Okay? And stonings of people to death are normal in the middle east. It`s not normal to us so it still fascinates us. (as an example)
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Male 633
I had to watch so I could find out what a Haboob was!
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Male 2,543
im in tucson a few miles south...monsoons are amazing.
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Male 37,888

yawn
sand storm, not big deal. happens all the time.
or if it`s fine sand they`ll call it dust storm, still it`s normal for that area.
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Male 1,832
cajun247, you mean the Dust Bowl?
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Male 5,094
Hands up if you just wikied Haboob.
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Male 5,413
Ha! Boob.
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Male 868
woa...
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Female 104
Wow! I`ld crap myself if I saw that headed my way.
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Male 10,845
Wow it really is the Great Depression all over again.
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Male 19,840
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