Our Arizona haboob
dust may, in fact, be from Mongolia.
We will probably have to wait a while to see another haboob
, if only because thunderstorms are so uncommon at this time of year.
is a thunderstorm--which in itself is not common in Iran--that slams the earth and sucks up a giant ball of sand and dirt that it then moves along in its path, turning day into night.
form when winds gust down from a thunderstorm and slam into the ground (see diagram, right).
In 1995 a haboob
blew across Interstate 10, reduced visibility to a few feet and caused four accidents involving 24 vehicles that resulted in 10 fatalities and 20 injuries.
40 In which desert does the hot, sandstorm-generating wind called the haboob
The dust storm was a classic example of the haboob
phenomenon, commonly observed in the deserts of Africa, and less frequent in the arid regions of the southwestern U.
It is what is called a haboob
(Arabic for blasting) in the Middle East.
Things are not what they seem, and diplomatic sands are shifting as fast as a haboob
The second helicopter abandoned the flight and returned to the Nimitz with reported erratic instrumentation blamed on the highly elevated temperatures inside the haboob
is an Arabic term for a type of intense sand storm generally seen in the Sahara Desert and across the Arabian Peninsula.
The dust storm, which is also being called a Haboob
(an Arabic name for intense sandstorm) have made for impossible driving commutes as well.