The Phoenix haboob, a wall of dust barreling into Phoenix, looks more like something from a special effects department in a horror movie, but this haboob was a real event. Folks moved indoors Monday to ride out this fast-moving Phoenix haboob, as this thick wall of dust and sand left a layer of sandy grit in its wake, according to "Fox and Friends" live on Tuesday morning, Aug. 27.
According to the Inquisitr today, The haboob, which is the word used for a “violent dust storm or sand storm,” smacked into Phoenix with 60 mph winds and it immediately dropped visibility to almost nothing in some parts of Phoenix. The haboob was over the city just before sunset and the lighting seemed just right to grab fabulous pictures of this weather event.
Video: Check out the amazing footage from the video above of Monday's Phoenix haboob.
Twitter lit up with folks sharing the pictures they snapped as this wall first came into sight. The very defined wall of dust was like a curtain dividing the area into two parts, Sunny and tranquil on one side and dark and windy on the other side. This storm didn't cause any injuries and beside a few fallen trees, all that was left when it exited was a very dirty city in its wake.
It started to rain in one area during the haboob and while the rain was helpful in washing away this dust and sand, dirty water pooled in the streets creating a few roadway problems. Folks in Phoenix see about three of these haboobs a year, usually in the months of June through September. Most folks will tell you that you put your car in the garage, call the kids in from the yard and battle down the hatches.
Because Phoenix summers are so hot, most homes and businesses have closed windows with their air conditioning units on high. Most people didn't have to prepare for this weather event by closing windows, as they were already closed. Flights in and out of Phoenix were stopped for a short time as the haboob blew through, but all went back to normal when the sky cleared again.