Jul 25, 2014 — The storm is commonly referred to as a haboob, from the Arabic word for an intense summer dust storm. Today's storm hit in time to complicate the Friday afternoon commute.
Aug 13, 2012 — Haboobs — huge dust storms — are hitting the city more often than they used to. Scorching temperatures, even by Arizona standards, and unusually dry conditions are combining to create more of the dirt clouds.
Oct 18, 2011 — When a "haboob" blew through Monday, the skies quickly went dark. Locals say it was the biggest such storm in memory.
Aug 19, 2011 — It's the third time this summer that a massive cloud has rolled over the area. News cameras captured dramatic footage.
Jul 19, 2011 — Rupert and James Murdoch will testify before British lawmakers, and so will former News International executive Rebekah Brooks; House lawmakers will vote on a balanced budget amendment today; heat grips the central U.S.; another dust storm strikes Phoenix