Driving in the 5th July 2011 Arizona Dust Storm. News said it was around 70+ miles wide, a mile tall and moving around 55 mph west/northwest. Turned day into night pretty quick and my buddy and I were driving in it.
It rolled it quick from the south-east valley and just covered everything with sand and dust. We get these every year but not one this big – this one rivals the Arab-style Haboob storms. There’s nothing cool about these; allergies are going nuts and everything is dirty, again. Anyways – enjoy the video.
Edit: And I just found this AWESOME Time-Lapse of the storm hitting Phoenix by Mike Olbinski. Cheers man for that!
Edit 2: Video was picked up by AccuWeather located here
Thanks for the link man! I love your video of just driving right into it…I may have pulled over though :)
eh more road hazards lol… nah it wasn’t that bad. I’ve driven in worse storms like blinded by snow. No biggie. Great time-lapse tho… damn that was nice.
Awesome vid. Nice capture.
Good capture! And here I am moving to Phoenix in a month, haha!
Nice capture! And here I am moving to Phoenix in a month, haha!
Nice job, Chuck. And better than most of the video I’ve seen at the news stations, too.
ya i know.. need more of them to see my video :)
time to change the filters
i know :/ My truck has a thick permadust covering on it lol
we’re moving to AZ. in 3 yrs if it’s still there LOL
hopefully! lol… That’s a pretty long term plan – check back with me once in a while to see :)