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This Is What It's Like to Drive Straight Into a Haboob (a.k.a Dust Storm)

This Is What It's Like to Drive Straight Into a Haboob (a.k.a Dust Storm)

Yesterday, we showed you some incredible pictures and video of the Arizona haboob, or dust storm. Today, more awe-inspiring footage has surfaced. But it may also make you scratch your head.

Below, you can see a motorist decided to drive straight into the the wall of dust and how the sky turns from day to night almost instantly:

Phoenix residents were trying to clean up from the massive storm Wednesday.

Winds ripped up trees, tossed around lawn furniture and caused hazardous driving conditions.

The storm knocked out power to about 9,400 Salt River Project electric customers, The Arizona Republic reported.

Wednesday morning, the white roof over Chase Field, the home of the Arizona Diamondbacks and the venue for next week's Major League Baseball All Star Game, was coated with thick, brown dust.

The National Weather Service in Phoenix said there is a slight chance of thunderstorms Wednesday evening including blowing dust.

Tuesday's storm was part of Arizona's monsoon season, which typically starts in mid-June and lasts through September.

The dust cloud that moved across the Phoenix valley had formed in an afternoon storm in the Tucson area, and then rolled north across the desert before sweeping over the city like an enormous wave, said National Weather Service meteorologist Paul Iniguez.

Radar data showed the storm's towering dust wall had reached as high as 8,000 to 10,000 feet, or nearly 2 miles, he said.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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