Phoenix: Photos Show Haboob Dust Storm, Warning in Effect

By Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.
October 16, 2015 Updated: October 16, 2015

A dust storm warning was issued for Phoenix and outlying areas on Friday afternoon.

The National Weather Service issued the warning, saying it will last until 4 p.m. MST.

It states:

Dust Storm Warning in effect until 4 PM MST this afternoon.

The National Weather Service in Phoenix has issued a Dust Storm Warning, which is in effect until 4 PM MST this afternoon. The Blowing Dust Advisory is no longer in effect.

On Twitter, users posted images of the dust storm, known as a “haboob,” blowing into the area.

 

The Weather Service added:

Affected area: Southern Maricopa and northern Pinal counties.
Timing: until 4 PM MST.
Winds: 40 to 50 mph.
Visibility: as low as zero miles.
Impacts: visibility can drop quickly. Avoid driving in dust.

Recommended actions
Be Ready For a sudden drop in visibility to near zero. If you encounter blowing dust or blowing sand on the roadway or see it approaching, pull off the road as far as possible and put your vehicle in park. Turn the lights all the way off and keep your foot off the brake pedal.

Remember, pull aside, stay alive.

Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.