The first dust storm of the season swept through Phoenix on Thursday night and interfered with holiday travel and activities for the area.
Classified as a haboob in some areas, or an intense dust storm brought about by high winds, rain and thunderstorms also accompanied the dust clouds, inducing local street flooding.
The National Weather Service in Phoenix reported an estimated inch of rainfall in 30 minutes.
The powerful storm pushed through bringing intense winds, some up to 50 mph according to the NWS Phoenix. As the dust clouds rolled over the city, visibility became poor and traffic was stalled.
Freelance photographer and storm chaser Bryan Snider captured this time-lapse of the Phoenix dust storm Thursday night, July 3. (Video/Vimeo/Bryan Snider)
Sky Harbor International Airport was forced to stall all inbound and outbound traffic after 8 p.m. PDT, according to an article by the Associated Press. By 8:45 p.m., flights were resumed.
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A storm will continue to spread snow from the Carolinas and Virginia to New England throughout the day on Wednesday.
Mount Mayon, the most active volcano in the Philippines continued to erupt on Tuesday, forcing nearly 40,000 people to evacuate.
Tropical Cyclone Berguitta will pass dangerously close to La Reunion and Mauritius from Wednesday into Thursday and could make a direct strike on the islands.
The Pacific Northwest will barely have time to dry out from Tuesday’s rain before the next round of cool, wet weather blows through the region.
A damaging windstorm is expected to target areas form northern France into Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg and Germany from early Thursday morning into Thursday night.
The number of fatalities from the mudslides and flooding in Southern California continues to climb. There are a number of reasons for why people did not heed evacuation warnings.
Storm Fionn, the sixth named windstorm of the season, is already lashing parts of Ireland and the United Kingdom and impacts are expected to continue into Wednesday.