The July 3rd, 2014 Phoenix Haboob

We chased this dust storm from Picacho Peak all the way into central Phoenix. It was pretty nuts…the outflows flying all over the place, colliding. Dust storms were going west/northwest, then north and northeast, and then back northwest again. Made it tough!

So tough that we got too far east along Hunt Highway, and so it took us a bit of time to get back out of the dust storm in order to race in front of it to downtown Phoenix. We had intended to go to another parking garage that I like, but the ol’ standby is right off the freeway and so that’s where we ended up. Plus we were running out of light and had to start shooting RIGHT THEN.

I have a few more clips of the dust along our way, but this was the best of the night so I wanted to drop it here before the rest. I’ll probably toss those into my 2014 Arizona Monsoon film (see more here).

Below is a photo out my window as we raced through town. Thanks to my buddy Jeff for holding the wheel, I did not want to miss out on that amazing light, the sunset and the haboob racing after us!

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  1. […] season opened with an epic haboob (or dust storm) over Phoenix on July 3rd, and it may have just capped off the monsoon with another beautiful dust storm yesterday […]

  2. […] The July 3rd, 2014 Phoenix Haboob | Phoenix Dust Storm Rolls Through Valley of the Sun – I believe we are featuring two presentations by two storm photographers of the same event, or at least very closely related. These incredible dust storms, known as Haboobs, sometimes occur in the Phoenix area, and photographers Mike Olbinski and Chris Frailey are frequently found it in the thick of things trying to capture time lapse videos and still images. These two posts feature both a time lapse video of the storm rolling in as well as single photographs. […]

  3. […] The July 3rd, 2014 Phoenix Haboob | Phoenix Dust Storm Rolls Through Valley of the Sun – I believe we are featuring two presentations by two storm photographers of the same event, or at least very closely related. These incredible dust storms, known as Haboobs, sometimes occur in the Phoenix area, and photographers Mike Olbinski and Chris Frailey are frequently found it in the thick of things trying to capture time lapse videos and still images. These two posts feature both a time lapse video of the storm rolling in as well as single photographs. […]

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