Driving into the Phoenix dust storm

What’s it like to drive into a dust storm that covers some 100 miles in horizontal distance? Watch these videos from the July 5, 2011 Phoenix haboob.

On July 5, 2011, the city of Phoenix experienced a mighty dust storm, aka a haboob. Maholler2010 on YouTube was there and captured the following three videos. He said:

I saw the oncoming haboob from a few miles away and drove straight into it!

This version is sped up from normal speed and set to music (“Bump in the Night” by Kevin MacLeod).

Here’s the same video again at normal speed, no music.

Inside the cloud …

Thanks, Maholler2010!

Maholler2010’s channel on YouTube

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