Perhaps you’ve heard of the great dust storm that took place here in Phoenix Tuesday night. It was also known as a ‘haboob’ which still has me snickering like an adolescent boy.
It was a neat find to come across this picture because we had just left the skyscraper to the far left. From my rear-view mirror I could see the dust approaching and thought that it was a tornado. What you can’t see are the mountains that would be in the far south. Another cloud of dust approached from this area. Well, this made for an interesting ride home. These storms block out the light so it was like driving in the middle of the night. I turned my hazard lights on while driving and was lucky to still have some visibility, otherwise we would have parked somewhere and waited it out.
Immediately after the dust, we had a rain storm. My car looks like I had been off roading. What a mess. I see a trip to the car wash in my immediate future. We ran from the car to the house and I spent the rest of the evening trying to get that grit out of my eyes and mouth. In 10 years of living here I have never seen anything quite like this. I will be grateful though for the free microdermabrasion.
The desert is such an amazing place; so different from any other place I have been or lived. We have lightning storms without rain because the air is normally so dry that the rain evaporates before it hits the ground. I will forever be in awe of the storms here. Dust included.