Massive dust storm engulfs Phoenix (video)

Massive dust storm in Phoenix, Arizona

city grinds to a halt

From the Associated Press:

“The dust cloud that hit the valley had originated in an afternoon storm in the Tucson area before moving north across the desert, said National Weather Service meteorologist Paul Iniguez. Before bearing down on the Phoenix valley, radar data showed the storm’s towering dust wall had reached as high as 8,000 to 10,000 feet, he said.

“Once it neared the valley, the cloud had fallen to some 5,000 feet, according to the weather service. KSAZ-TV in Phoenix reported the storm appeared to be roughly 50 miles wide.”

The storm forced Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport to close for about an hour and brought traffic to a halt in much of the city.

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4 Responses to Massive dust storm engulfs Phoenix (video)

  1. JackieMackey

    July 6, 2011 at 10:00 am

    What a scary sight, never been in one, don’t want to be in one.

  2. Leslie Parsley

    July 6, 2011 at 10:11 am

    I experienced several of those while living in Phoenix. Not unlike the dust storms of the Great Depression.

  3. A Michael J. Scott

    July 6, 2011 at 12:45 pm

    Wow! I’ve never been in one of these either. Looks like scenes from those “Mummy” movies.

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