From the Arabic meaning wind, a haboob
occurs when the front of a thunderstorm cell presses down to create a large swirl of dust.
A sandstorm that forms a distinctive wall of dust like this is called a haboob
But the interrelated network of languages lumped together as "Arabic" remained a scary black box for many, such that Arizona TV viewers complained in 2011, with straight faces, that they didn't want to hear the word haboob
(dust storm) from their meteorologists.
is rapidly approaching the Lubbock airport and may affect the city as well," meteorologists posted on Facebook.
Sharqi, a wind that is responsible for the phenomenon of the Haboob
(sandstorm) -- which often covers Cyprus with dust from the Sahara -- is here used as a metaphor for regional cultural currents enriching Cypriot culture.
Attendees at the rodeo also got to experience an unexpected Haboob
(dust storm), and during the Forum week they learned from our excellent guest speakers: Mr.
ASH AND GRAB Intense haboob
storm rises up in Phoenix, Arizona
is a wall of dust pushed along the ground at high speeds by a thunderstorm downdraft.
storm struck Tehran Friday--the second in a week.
An unexpected low-level intense sandstorm of the kind known as a haboob
contributed to the reduction of the force by three of the eight RH-53D helicopters by the time the helicopter formation reached Desert One, behind schedule.
Residents across the region are way too familiar with National Weather Service (NWS) warnings for severe thunderstorms and tornadoes, but now residents are learning about Haboob
The dust storm, also known as a haboob
, was photographed just before sunset.