A monstrous dust storm roared through Phoenix, Arizona on Tuesday night, delaying flights and causing power outages for thousands of people.
The AP reports that the massive dust cloud, also known as a "haboob," was around 5,000 feet when it arrived in Phoenix, but radar data reveals that it reached heights anywhere from 8,000 to 10,000 feet high prior. The storm appeared to be around 50 miles wide in some areas, KSAZ-TV reported.
The dust storm originated in Tucson, and was a part of Arizona's monsoon season.
According to CNN, the dust storm prompted the Federal Aviation Administration to issue a ground stop on flights at Phoenix's Sky Harbor Airport for about an hour and 15 minutes. At its peak, the storm left 10,000 customers without power, Jenna Shaver of the Arizona Public Service told CNN.
Check out breathtaking video footage and photos of the massive dust storm that swallowed Phoenix below.
Oh...I thought it meant the city like disappeared from the map, like an alien abducted the city
But this is scary
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I went into one of these places last week and there was a guy behind the counter, I ordered a medium black, no sugar, but then he started asking me if I wanted "ventro" or other foreign-sounding words, I was thinking sis, I just want a normal coffee :biblio: then he asked for my name while holding the cup :biblio: I turned and walked out of there so fast, didn't want him asking for my number.
I live in the Phoenix area and they're not too scary. I mean when you see footage like that it could be. The biggest problem is when people drive in them. It's extremely dangerous, you literally can't see 5 feet in front of you for the most part. It also sucks when your power goes out and its 100 + degrees...
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