walkitout (walkitout) wrote,
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Dust Storms

We all know about these, of course:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dust_Bowl

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2009_Australian_dust_storm

Here's the most recent:

http://money.msn.com/business-news/article.aspx?feed=AP&date=20110719&id=13965348

I think a couple weeks ago there was one that got covered on the late night comedy circuit because it resulted in an immense number of video clips of People With Gravitas saying the word "haboob".

The commentary probably writes itself, if you feel like finding rhymes in history, or indicators of end times. I just kinda like the headline: "Giant dust storm moves through Phoenix area".
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