WTF is a Haboob?

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  1. Colemanchu

    Colemanchu GOAT SPLITTER

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    Well we got on here yesterday in Phoenix. This thing was 50 miles wide and a mile high. But as Nautica says "better a sandstorm than a shit storm."

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  2. Bl0ndeRedHead

    Bl0ndeRedHead Official TSO Pothead

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    This thing was awesome, I was working my delivery job while this was going on. Unfortunately there are a lot of stupid drivers out there, and people were stopping in the middle of the road, going 5 miles an hour, etc. all while I'm trying to do my damn job. It did look really cool before it got to the city though...coming over the horizon like that it looked so badass.
     
  3. Bl0ndeRedHead

    Bl0ndeRedHead Official TSO Pothead

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    Also, the fact that this thing was 8,000-10,000 feet high of pure dust is mind boggling.
     
  4. Steamer43

    Steamer43 Cleveland Steamer

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    WTF? Woah is this a common thing in 'Zona?
     
  5. Colemanchu

    Colemanchu GOAT SPLITTER

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    not to this extreme. i think the last one like this on in '07
     
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  6. Bl0ndeRedHead

    Bl0ndeRedHead Official TSO Pothead

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    Technically yes, although they are never near that size. Because of hurricanes in the Gulf Coast we get dust storms during monsoon season every year. The Arizona desert and the Sahara are the only 2 places on the planet where they happen frequently I've been told.
     
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  7. Colemanchu

    Colemanchu GOAT SPLITTER

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    I thought it was caused by JFace907 running as fast as he could out of here back to Alaska.
     
  8. JFace907

    JFace907 Ron F'n Swanson

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    Haha i gots heavy feet!
     

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