Dust Storm 2014

The dust is coming

The dust is coming

This was my first dust storm that I was able to really watch roll in while not having to work. So this guy started down south in Pinal County and rolled up gathering power, wind and of course dust. They look so far away but before you know it they are on top of you.

It grows

It grows


This shot is within minutes of the last and as you can see the sky is filling and the dust is growing. At this time I can feel the grit blowing in my face and eyes, the wind is strong and the air is hard to inhale.
Thick air

Thick air


So it is hard for me to capture the air…. I can only describe it as thick, fog like and dirty, brown fog best says it. Breathing is like when we run the horses in the sand at the river bottom and you are behind the other 30 horses.
It lasts about 20 minutes once upon me, but the sun sets and the night is dark and I really cant tell if the dirt is gone or not. Often these are followed by thunder storms and rains….
These storms are during the monsoon seasons in AZ, which I am told are marked for beginning July 4th, well this one was right on target, as it rolled in July 3rd.
Living in a new State is exciting and what is a nuisance to those who have lived here for a long time, is just exciting to me. I so enjoyed the entire experience and look forward to the next.

Comments

  1. Anna Arnold says:

    Why don’t you get a girl ride together, can help.

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