The Most Frightening Image From The Phoenix Sandstorm [Image]

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Nothing helps beat the oppressive desert heat in Phoenix this time of summer than a good ‘ol fashioned apocalyptic sandstorm. According to The Washington Post, the sandstorm is actually a haboob, “caused by the downdrafts of a collapsing thunderstorm complex generated by the Southwest monsoon . . . When the downdrafts – made up of rapidly descending air – smashed down on the desert ground, they stirred up large amounts of sand and dust subsequently carried forth by the storm outflow.”

And you were saddened by the little bit of rain during your last trip.

[Image by @palomita_]

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