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Alaskansnowbirds

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Dust Storm Hits Phoenix
« on: July 05, 2011, 11:29:23 PM »
A huge dust storm hit Phoenix this afternoon. It was estimated to be 50 miles wide and a mile high.

I'm posting a link to the article and photos.

Dust Storm
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Re: Dust Storm Hits Phoenix
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2011, 08:08:56 AM »
Those videos are incredible, Don.  Thanks for the link.
 
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Re: Dust Storm Hits Phoenix
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2011, 08:27:52 AM »
Wow, that is crazy.  When I was driving from Houston to Mesa, AZ and I got around the west Texas area, i started seeing these signs of dust storms and how limited the visibility
is when these hit, but to my avail, never saw one of these dust storms and now, after seeing that, I'm glad I didn't. 
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Re: Dust Storm Hits Phoenix
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2011, 06:58:37 PM »
I knew there was a good reason not to be in Phoenix this summer! Phoenix dust storms can be blinding when on the road (I know from experience), just as bad a dense fog. When driving you want to stop, but that can be more dangerous then trying to continue.
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Re: Dust Storm Hits Phoenix
« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2011, 07:49:59 PM »
Back in the olden days  ::) , the west side of the San Joaquin Valley in California used to get these dust storms.  My Dad would vacuum inches of silt off off the screened porch in our Shell Oil "company house".  If you were caught on the road in one, it would sandblast your car.  Water in the SJ Valley, and the ensuing vegetation, reduced the threat.
 
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Re: Dust Storm Hits Phoenix
« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2011, 06:11:14 PM »
We are in Holland and they showed it on the news. Quite a sight!
Either at home in St Albert AB or working in Africa or in our 1993 Itasca Sunrise.

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Re: Dust Storm Hits Phoenix
« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2011, 01:55:23 PM »
Great, watch the Valley Fever count skyrocket. Been back to Canada for 6 weeks with VF, not fun.
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Re: Dust Storm Hits Phoenix
« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2011, 06:01:14 PM »
I'd never head of valley fever before.  Thanks for the heads up.   I hope you get better soon.

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Re: Dust Storm Hits Phoenix
« Reply #8 on: August 05, 2011, 07:02:21 PM »
It is said everyone who lives or spends time here in the AZ desert gets valley fever.  Some get it and never know it, some have cold or flu like symptoms and some get really sick.  Dogs can get it.  Goggle "valley fever" for more information.

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