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Ask Todd: "What is A Haboob?"

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Thomas Kevil asks, "What is haboob and have we ever had a weather event like haboob?"

If you're wondering what haboob is, you're likely not alone. It's a type of intense dust storm that typically occurs in arid regions throughout the world

Haboobs typically form after the collapse of a thunderstorm or come along with a cold front.

When a thunderstorm collapses, the wind direction reverses. Eventually that wind reaches the ground and blows loose silt, clay and dust all around. Haboobs can reach up to 60 miles per hour.

We don't have to worry about any happening here. They typically only come in dry, desert climates. They're more common in the Arabian Peninsula and in the Southwest US.

If you're ever caught in a haboob, make sure to find shelter or at least find protection for your eyes, mouth, and nose.

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