These amazing (and eerie) pictures are from the major dust storm that took place in Phoenix, Arizona on the evening of July 5, 2012. Dust storms are a normal thing in Arizona but this one was so big that the local weather station called it a “100 year storm”. The storm had wind speeds of up to 50 miles per hour and brought visibility to near zero. The dust storm covered about 100 miles and the dust reached heights of 5,000 feet, almost a mile.
HH: This is not so far from my house. I remember that one because it was so wide.