Arizona was hit with a massive dust storm that turned day into night, halted flights and knocked out power to over 8,000 people. Those in the midst of this amazing storm fired up their cameras and began capturing video of the storm as it hit. Check out the footage above from Mike Olbinski and from Scott Wood below. [Scott Wood and Mike Olbinski]
I've lived here in Arizona my whole life and this is the first time I've heard a Dust Storm called a "Haboob". While I admit that it is a fun word to say, why are we using this word all of a sudden? I would think that it was something that just I had missed somehow, but I have tons of friends on Facebook saying the same thing.