1127 users online (278 members and 849 guests)  


The Killing Season - Websleuths

Websleuths News


Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Heart of Europe
    Posts
    27,188

    Huge dust storm smothers Phoenix

    A massive dust storm has engulfed Phoenix, cutting power to more than 10,000 Salt River homes and stopping flights at the airport.

    'Visibility could be reduced to less than a quarter of a mile in some areas,' and drivers are being warned to pull off the road if they're caught up in it.

    http://www.nbcnews.com/news/weather/...x-area-n165466

    'Known as an “Haboob”, the intense storms can generate winds of up to 40 miles per hour.'

    http://www.news.com.au/world/massive...-1227002420659
    Attached Images Attached Images
    We 'embraced' the missing Bob Harrod case as requested but 6 years on, are still waiting for further guidance


    Flyers/FB/Case Overview&Media Links
    http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...2009-19/page22

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    my cosy corner
    Posts
    369
    That is a BIG dust storm. I feel sorry for all the people (and animals) in its path.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Canada "A"
    Posts
    10,668
    That is massive. Thanks for the heads up. Need to call my Sis and BIL who live there. Was out there and had a car rental a few years back. Out of nowhere came a sandstorm. I assume the same as a dust storm? Nowhere as massive as this. It was frightening. Rocks flying and one managed to hit the windshield.
    All posts are my opinion only unless supported by a link
    Keep calm and carry on
    "Your out of your tree" "It's not my tree"

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Palm Springs
    Posts
    19,098
    Meanwhile, it's raining here in Palm Springs, same desert but 270 miles east. We've had flash flood warnings for two days.

    Who says desert weather never changes?

    (Bravo, we have smaller sand/dust storms here (smaller because our valley is narrower and we are surrounded by mountains) and, yes, people often have to replace their windshields afterwards. Blowing sand leaves pits in the glass.)

  5. #5
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    my cosy corner
    Posts
    369
    Looking at that dust/sand storm it is easy to see how it can clog up the jets of an aircraft and bring an aircraft down. The "Haboobs" they get in Africa can be 30,000 feet high, the same height an aircraft flies at. It is easy to see how a "Haboob" could be the reason the "Air Algeria" plane crashed, (the crash happened at about midnight). It would be impossible to see the boundaries in the dark. The incredible and unpredictable forces of nature.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Louisiana
    Posts
    12,229
    How surreal and frightening!
    Thoughts and prayers for the people of Paris and all of France!

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Posts
    1,254
    I was in a city once that had a severe dust storm, though it wasn't a haboob like the one in Phoenix. People were walking around wearing ski goggles and scarves (it was April in a city with a warm climate). I was leaving town that day and I remember I could feel dust particles crunching in my mouth, even after multiple efforts to rinse. Yuck.



Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 99
    Last Post: 08-25-2015, 09:58 AM
  2. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 10-19-2012, 12:23 PM
  3. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 08-04-2012, 02:37 PM
  4. Massive Dust storm engulfs Phoenix
    By Elphaba in forum Weather
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 07-06-2011, 12:27 PM