A couple of days ago, I was busy cooking dinner when I got a call from my husband who was on his way home from work. He said that there was a haboob on the way.
Okay, some of you may be wondering what the heck a ‘haboob’ is. Well, the word ‘haboob’ is an Arabic word that describes a dust or sand storm. Here in the Phoenix area, we don’t have sand, so our haboobs are made up of dust.
Now dust storms aren’t too unusual during our summer monsoon season in the Southwest, but the one that was coming, according to my husband was monstrous. So, I decided it would be a good opportunity to blog about it, so I went outside with my son, Kai, to watch its approach and take pictures to share with you.
At first, it doesn’t look like much, but as you progress down through the pictures, you can see the progression of the haboob.
|You can just see the dust cloud in the distance behind the homes.|