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Pilot captures unbelievable photo of haboob sweeping over Phoenix

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On Sunday afternoon, a thunderstorm collapsed over Phoenix, and a downward burst of wind collected a towering plume of dust that swept across the region. To the east, a Southwest Airlines pilot, Ryan Vermillion, captured an unforgettable view of the gathering storm, known as a haboob. (www.washingtonpost.com) More...

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PSUAth
I like how the article mentions that some Texas residents didn't like the term 'haboob'. Never mind it was the correct term, it's just.. well not Texan enough!
MikeMohle
Mike Mohle 14
Howabout: "Haboob Y'all"?
PSUAth
if only
CyranoSmith
CyranoSmith 2
ToddBaldwin3
Todd Baldwin 6
That's because it's one of them furrin words from some furrin heathen lands.
Bobqat
How do they feel about tsunamis along the coast? (Not all that likely) =}
ayavner
Adam Yavner 11
They were probably just disappointed when it didn't turn out to be an actual boob.
PSUAth
they just need to throw some paint on that Airlander aircraft...
lynx318
lynx318 1
That's not a boob, looks more like constipated butt!
dckubler
Why are Arizonians like Texans? http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/22/us/22haboob.html?_r=0
Continuing the ridiculous theme of characterizing an entire population by a few examples.
dee9bee
dee9bee 2
I clicked on the link but there's no way I'm giving the Washington Post my email address, so no haboob video for me...
JimHeslop
Jim Heslop 1
First thing I thought was...Haboob? Isn't that Alladins cousin flying in?😂
JimHeslop
Jim Heslop 3
I don't know Arabic but I would assume that 'haboob' is their term to discribe the
dust-storm/microburst. And with that region of earth being made of...well...DUST...it would be internationally recognized as 'haboob'

But don't let Trump know this lest he change the movie 'Alladin' to something more American like...'DONALD' and instead if a flying carpet, rides in on a comb-over!
Bobqat
'Haboob' and 'shamal' were two Arabic words I learned as a youngster living with my folks in Saudi Arabia over half a century ago. Experiences of these I credit with my life-long fascination with weather.
devsfan
ken young -9
Haboob..Dumb term. its a microburst.....
PSUAth
considering 'haboob' is a correct term, it really isn't that dumb.
THRUSTT
THRUSTT 6
U just Haboobed his bubble!!!

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ayavner
Adam Yavner 13
Some folks in Texas are going to be mighty disappointed to have to start using Roman numerals for everything. "round these parts, we use 'Murrican numbers.."
old51crow
A lot of hubbub over a haboob, eh?
MikeMohle
Mike Mohle 3
Stop speaking Canadian, eh.
old51crow
"Hubbub" is popular with Canadians?
MikeMohle
Mike Mohle 2
No, but Eh sure is. LOL.
lynx318
lynx318 1
At least he didn't say 'Murrican.
PSUAth
if it ain't murikan, i ain't using it!
Bobqat
Yeah! If English was good enough for Jesus, it's good enough for me! >;^}
joelwiley
joel wiley 2
You drive what? ;-)
MikeMohle
Mike Mohle 0
And, if it ain't Boeing, I ain't goin'!
lynx318
lynx318 1
If it's Airbus, I'm gonna cuss.
THRUSTT
THRUSTT 6
You Flyers are cool...
TMcDonnell
To be honest I find most people who use the Arabic for sand/dust storm are just doing ti b.c ha-boob sounds funny to them and they could care less if its Arabic, dutch or Klingon.
lynx318
lynx318 1
Klingon is "SuS gusts"

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