Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Phoenix dust storm


Ok, so I often whine about the lack of extreme weather conditions here in Phoenix.
You know, other than the usual extreme heat. 
Well, I SHALL WHINE NO MORE!

Cuz, last night THE DUST STORM OF ALL DUST STORMS slammed into the Valley 
in EPIC PROPORTIONS!
We're talking 100 miles wide and up to 2 miles high!

This morning we found everything outside covered in a thick layer of dirt.
Very strange... very creepy.

Check THIS out ~  courtesy of The Weather Channel.
Stunning footage! You won't believe your eyes!

6 comments:

Heidi said...

Yikes! That's scary! It reminds me of a book I read last year about the Dust Bowl years in the MidWest. They used to have dust storms like that on a daily basis--can you imagine?

m&em said...

That was awful.Glad to hear your OK.

jojo said...

I've seen a few smaller, much smaller ones and have shook my head in wonder...this was down right frightening. Must have looked like the aftermath of a bomb...
glad you are all o.k.

Collquest said...

I'm going to be a total downer and put this out there...Please be aware of a disease called Valley Fever or the technical name coccidioidomycosis. It's a fungal disease that is caused when you inhale spores from newly unearthed dust. I've had it for over a year now after a dust storm that hit here in Bakersfield, CA. Usually symptoms begin showing up 2-3 weeks after you've been exposed. I'm leaving a link from University of Arizona just in case you haven't been educated about it http://www.vfce.arizona.edu/ValleyFeverInPeople/Default.aspx yet. Arizona has at least 2/3 of the nations Valley Fever cases. I happen to live in California's major hotbed for the disease. When I saw that crazy photo I felt I needed to say something...God Bless!
PS LOVE your blog!

Collquest said...

http://www.vfce.arizona.edu/ValleyFeverInPeople/Default.aspx

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

That's amazing Linda!
My son and his wife were inside and hardly knew it was going on.
Strange huh?
Hope to see you soon too,
Cindy