serious dust storm

Discussion in 'Nature' started by davect01, Jul 6, 2011.

  1. Phoenix got hit last night by a serious dust storm. It lasted several hours and made a huge mess even causing power outages.

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    http://ktar.com/category/photo-gallery/20110705/Dust-Storm^Monsoon/
     
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  2. tanngrisnir3

    tanngrisnir3 SC Regular

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    Nov 11, 2010
    Wow. Looks like something out of "Dune". Wonder how the cleanup was (or still is)
     
  3. messy

    Took quite a while, it was everywhere. I had to spray down everything, then sweep away.
     
  4. vid

    Heres a video someone compiled:

    <iframe width="425" height="349" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/8W4Cx44XKZ4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
     
  5. sprocket87

    sprocket87 New to SC

    3
    Jul 6, 2011
    Wow, craziness.... We don't get anything like that in Ohio
     
  6. not usual

    Ya we don't usually either.
     
  7. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Real Name:
    Sue
    Great shots, nasty stuff. We get dust storms in Australia, quite regularly, but mostly out west. A couple of years ago we had a particularly bad one which covered the entire south of the country from (I think) somewhere around Adelaide all the way to the east coast.

    Wear nose and mouth covering when in this kind of stuff. eeek.
     
  8. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend Subscribing Member

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    Real Name:
    you should be able to figure it out...
    WOW! I grew up in Tucson and never saw ANYthing like that! We had dust devils (like tiny tornados of dust, but you could stand in the middle of one and nothing would happen to you other than dust in your eyes) all the time and an occasional dust storm, but nothing that even came close to that monster. Glad you're ok - that would scare the crap out of me!

    -Ray
     
  9. eating it

    I went out briefly to throw away some trash and swear I was tasting dust and dirt even the next morning.

    Amazing the power of Mother Nature.

    What's funny tanngrisnir3 is that Dune was on earlier that day.
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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dune_(film)