Apocalyptic wall of dust barrels though Arizona desert
On Monday evening in southern Arizona, cars and trucks disappeared from the usually well-trafficked Interstate 8 highway.
A massive dust storm, known as a haboob, smothered the road and surrounding region in a thick cloud of desert dustStorm chaser Mike Olbinski had a “good inkling” thunderstorms in the area might produce such a storm, and rushed east, from California.
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But he wasn’t expecting a towering, apocalyptic wall of dust.
“The dust storm was so bad everyone stopped driving on the road,” said Olbinski in an interview. “It was intense and pretty dangerous.” Read more…More about Science, Extreme Weather, Storms, National Weather Service, and Storm Chasers
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