"This is a timelapse of the Phoenix Sandstorm from Maricopa, AZ that hit at 5.30 PM" on June 16, YouTube poster whittakerbrock wrote.
Dust storms are common in the southwestern U.S. during the summer, which is the region's monsoon season. During the monsoon, an overall shift in winds across the Southwest draw in tropical moisture, resulting in a significant increase in thunderstorm activity and rainfall.
Thunderstorms that develop can produce strong downdrafts, or "downbursts", which are powerful winds that blast downward and outward from the thunderstorms.
When this happens, dry, loose sand on the desert floors can get kicked up, creating a wall of dust that travels outward, spanning a much larger area than the thunderstorm itself.
Dust storms that develop in this way are also called haboobs. They can happen in desert regions across the world.
An unsettled pattern for Europe looks to culminate in the form of a large storm system late-week.
Prior to a blizzard slamming the Northeast Monday night through Tuesday, less intense but yet still disruptive snow will streak from Midwest to the mid-Atlantic through Monday.
Motorists should steer clear of these four myths to stay safe during the worst winter weather.
For Atlantic Canada, yet another Winter Storm is hot on the previous storm's heals.
A major winter storm will unfold across the Northeast early this week, eventually becoming an all-out blizzard over parts of New England and the New York City area.
In an effort to improve air quality across Utah during the winter season, the Utah Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has proposed a seasonal wood burn ban, much to the chagrin of many locals.
Western Europe (1990)
Severe windstorm; winds to 125 mph, 93 deaths, estimated $1 billion damage, more than a million homes lost power. Worst storm since 1703; storm was most vicious in Great Britain.
Cold snap: Saranac Lake, NY Minus 25 Carthage, NY Minus 24 Bath, ME Minus 18
International Falls, MN (1996)