A haboob (Arabic هبوب) is a type of intense sandstorm commonly observed in arid regions throughout the world. In the USA, they are frequently observed in the deserts of Arizona, including Yuma and Phoenix, as well as New Mexico and Texas . During thunderstorm formation, winds move in a direction opposite to the storm's travel, and they will move from all directions into the thunderstorm.
When this downdraft, or "downburst", reaches the ground, dry, loose sand from the desert settings is essentially blown up, creating a wall of sediment preceding the storm cloud. This wall of sand can be up to 100 km (60 miles) wide and several kilometers in elevation. At their strongest, haboob winds can travel at 35-50 km/h (20-30 mph), and they may approach with little to no warning.
these don't come that often here but when they do it sure makes you feel very small....okay, there is your nature lesson for today! :)
I do have a layout to share, my assignment was to lift this layout by Alison McGuinn:
here's my take:
this is my niece isn't she adorable? I shot the batting picture standing right up to the chain link fence (you can sort of see the outline of the fence) the others I stood just outside the dugout. The cork stars in this kit are so fun to work with. I just added some stickles to make them shine--looks really great in person.
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