Phoenix, Arizona got its first big dust storm yesterday (July 3, 2014). These storms, also known as haboobs, occur the summer months in the southwest United States. They’re caused by the monsoonal flow that helps provide rain for parts of Arizona. If some storms develop away from a dry area, then the outflow and winds from that storm can produce dust storms in the region. Check out these amazing images of yesterday’s storm!
First haboob of 2014 in Phoenix on July 3
Check out these dramatic shots of the July 3 dust storm – aka haboob – washing over Phoenix, Arizona. Thanks to all who posted on EarthSky’s Facebook page.