Photo by Rob Schumacher/The Arizona Republic
I’ve seen a lot of valley real estate, from Scottsdale AZ to other Phoenix metro areas, but seldom have I seen it getting swallowed by a wall of dust almost a mile high.
These pictures are
from people who submitted it to the Arizona Republic taken in North Scottsdale, AZ.
This plume of dust on July 5, 2011 was more than 5,000 feet high and between 100 to 150 miles wide.
It started in Tucson and moved through the valley losing steam in Yavapai County.
Just look at this graph below put together by Arizona Republic reporters.
Click on it to enlarge.
I haven’t seen a dust storm since the late 90s. This storm spurred questions from my out of town clients about the monsoon season we experience here.
This dust storm is actually called a “Haboob.” And for a complete explanation, click here.
But more on the Monsoon. Here’s a page my friend and former meteorologist put together. It gives you all sorts of information about our monsoon season.
He’s the expert, I’ll let him explain. For more, please click here.
Believe me, it usually is sunshine and palm trees here!