Arizona dust storm!!

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by seabread, Aug 19, 2011.

  1. seabread

    seabread MDL Novice

    Aug 19, 2011
    Massive dust storm moved through Phoenix on Thursday, downing telephone poles, ripping shingles off roofs, and knocking over trees with wind speeds as high as 40 to 50 mph.

    You can see, in the video above, what the dust storm looks like as it comes gusting across the landscape, but what does it feel like to be in the middle of a dust storm?

    "It's like being sandblasted," Valerie Meyers, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Phoenix told the Los Angeles Times. "It gets in your eyes; you don't want to breathe and inhale. It can be very dense, and it can take visibility right down to nothing."