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July 25, 2014 The storm is commonly referred to as a haboob, from the Arabic word for an intense summer dust storm. Today's storm hit in time to complicate the Friday afternoon commute.
That's a wall of dirt and dust rolling over Phoenix on Saturday. (Screen grab from video posted on YouTube.)
August 13, 2012 Haboobs — huge dust storms — are hitting the city more often than they used to. Scorching temperatures, even by Arizona standards, and unusually dry conditions are combining to create more of the dirt clouds.
There was sunshine moments before in Lubbock. Moments later, it was dark.
October 18, 2011 When a "haboob" blew through Monday, the skies quickly went dark. Locals say it was the biggest such storm in memory.
Lightning reveals a large layer of dust in the sky Thursday (Aug. 18, 2011) in Gilbert, Ariz.
August 19, 2011 It's the third time this summer that a massive cloud has rolled over the area. News cameras captured dramatic footage.
July 19, 2011 Rupert and James Murdoch will testify before British lawmakers, and so will former News International executive Rebekah Brooks; House lawmakers will vote on a balanced budget amendment today; heat grips the central U.S.; another dust storm strikes Phoenix
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