Which Way the Wind Blows

haboob-a violent dust storm or sandstorm.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you we had a small haboob come through Thursday evening. I first noticed the wind pounding against the screen door to the patio, and tree branches whipping back and forth. When I went outside it was like being inside a sand cloud.

That’s because we were inside a sand cloud. It was the result of the winds at the front of a thunderstorm blowing a huge cloud of dust and sand over us. Glad I wasn’t out driving. Haboobs are supposed to be rare here, but the weather report stated we could have another one if we get more thunderstorms nearby.

I learned that if I was driving when a sandstorm hits, I should pull off to the side of the road and turn off the car’s lights. If the lights are on, someone could plow into you thinking they are following the car in front of them. We usually get severe weather alerts on our cell phone. This haboob must have been moving too fast for an alert.

Weekend Coffee Share is hosted by Natalie at Natalie the Explorer.

22 thoughts on “Which Way the Wind Blows

    1. Deborah Drucker Post author

      It was a bit scary to see the air full of brownish grit and dust. Our car was in the garage. The wind did knock down some trees around town. It moved through pretty quick so I did not see sandblasting effects around here.

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