VIDEO: Beautiful Time-Lapse Images of Haboob in Phoenix on July 21, 2012

Phoenix, Arizona based photographer Mike Olbinski captured this incredible time-lapse of an amazingly photogenic dust storm, or “haboob,” that rolled through the valley surrounding Phoenix on July 21, 2012! For more, check out Mike’s website:

Time-lapse images of Haboob from Interstate 10 and Queen Creek looking northeast near Phoenix.

A haboob is a type of intense duststorm carried on an atmospheric gravity current. Haboobs occur regularly in arid regions throughout the world, such as the Sahara desert, the Arabian Peninsula, Kuwait and parts of Iraq. In North America, they are common near Phoenix and Yuma, and are often created by the collapse of a thunderstorm.

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