Photographer Mike Olbinski documents a major dust storm (also known as a "haboob") in downtown Phoenix, Arizona on September 11, 2011. Holding firm in position until the massive cloud has completely passed him by, his unique vantage point allows the viewer to virtually experience the full-effect of being completely over-taken by the wall of dust and debris kicked up by a nearby thunderstorm. (Thunderstorm outflow and/or downdrafts are typically responsible for these major dust storm events.) For more information, visit Mike's website,

Source: Phoenix slammed by dust storm! September 11, 2011 (Youtube).

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