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The Best Resources For Learning About The Phoenix Dust Storm


Yesterday’s dust storm in Phoenix just seems amazing! Since we start off our ninth-grade English classes with a unit on Natural Disasters, and since I had never heard of such a major dust storm, I thought a short “The Best…” list on it would be useful — at least to our school’s teachers.

I’ll also be adding this list to A Compilation Of “The Best…” Lists About Natural Disasters.

Here are my choices for The Best Resources For Learning About The Phoenix Dust Storm:

I’ve got to start off with this amazing time lapse video of the storm:

Dust Storm Engulfs Phoenix is a TIME Magazine slideshow.

Here’s an ABC News video:

Flights delayed as dust storm hits Phoenix area is a CNN slideshow.

Here’s an MSNBC slideshow:

Visit for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

And here’s a New York Times article about the storm.

Feedback and additional suggestions are appreciated.

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Author: Larry Ferlazzo

I'm a high school teacher in Sacramento, CA.


  1. I sat in my mobile home and waited for the shaking to stop. It lasted over an hour. I had a mess to clean up today. My car looks like a mud bath because about 15 seconds of rain fell. It was amazing. I have been in Haboobs before, but none this big.

  2. As someone who follows your Websites of the Day, it was fun to see the links to the Phoenix dust storm, our haboob! It was like a dust tsunami! And what a mess it made. We had waves of silt all over the patio and a pool that looked more like a pond. Absolutely everything had to be hosed off: the walls, the plants, the walkways, the windows, and the cars. BTW, I follow your postings religiously. Thanks for helping me keep up-to-date. From a fan.

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