Phoenix Dust Storm

July 20, 2011 by USA Post 

Phoenix Dust StormPhoenix Dust Storm, The storm that hit the second of the area in the last two weeks formed south of Phoenix in Pinal County, before heading to the northeast of the city. The National Weather Service said the wall of dust was about 3,000 meters high and winds of 25-30 created mph, with gusts up to 40 mph. The dust storm last July 5 was one of the biggest storms in the area. Phoenix is?? Wrapped in gray and brown dust off the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport grounded all aircraft and caused major power outages in the area.

Health officials recommend eye protection and respiratory system to anyone who must be outside during a storm. Dust may cause an increase in a disease called Valley fever, a fungal pneumonia. Valley fever develops in the southwest warm and dry in the ground a few meters below the surface of the earth, but can be caused by construction, wind and other activities.

Such storms are called habubs. Sandstorms are commonly observed intense in arid regions worldwide, including the desert regions. They are commonly seen in the deserts of Arizona, including Yuma and Phoenix, and New Mexico and Texas. Have been observed in the Sahara desert (usually Sudan) as well as through the Arabian Peninsula, through Kuwait, and the most arid regions of the country. The wall of sand can be up to 60 miles (100 km) wide and more than a mile high in elevation. In its strongest winds can travel habub 20-30 mph (35-50 km / h), and that can come with little or no warning.

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