An early spring dust storm – May 9th, 2012

I got hit by and outraced this dust storm three times. First time I saw it and got hit was down by Eloy. I sped ahead of it on I-10, pulled over on highway 387 and shot it while looking west. I loved the juxtaposition of the cloud moving west while the dust storm moved north-northwest. That’s the first half of the timelapse.

Then I raced up I-10 again and pull over on Queen Creek Road as it rolled into Phoenix. When you watch, notice the little “gust-nadoes” spinning along the front of the dust wall!

Hope you enjoy! This is only May for the love!

Update: Here’s a zoomed in look at the gustnados. Those cars and that sign are Interstate 10.

16 replies
  1. Eje Gustafsson
    Eje Gustafsson says:

    Loved how you could see some rotation in the clouds in the first shot very clearly and in the second shot those dust devils (gustnados as you called them) looks so cool. Had to rewind and watch that part again. This is great work love how smooth and nice the video is and no flickering at all. Nailed it.

  2. Erin
    Erin says:

    Very nice! Good captures! Love it! And envious of course…but I did sit around and watch (and listened) from my patios. 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  3. Patience
    Patience says:

    Wow! Amazing footage! Looks like you got swallowed up in it at the end. I hope it didn’t get in your car!

Trackbacks & Pingbacks

  1. […] What I didn’t realize until processing this image was that you can actually make out a wall of dust approaching Picacho Peak. It’s low on the left side and higher on the right. After taking the photo, I left and turned back north towards Phoenix and within a few minutes I saw it in my rearview mirror. That’s when I started outracing the thing and then timelapsed it. […]

  2. […] If you missed the timelapse from yesterday, check it out here. […]

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