Anatomy of a Dust Storm
Wednesday July 7, 1999 in Phoenix Arizona
from Camelback Mountain
Looking southeast toward chandler, the dust begins billowing
the dust builds and heads northwest towards Camelbback Mountain
looking east towards Pima Road the dust is heading northwest
looking northeast, the dust begins reaching me
looking soutwest, the other edge of the dust cloud consumes the airport
still looking southwest shortly before the dust reached me.
Bank One ballpark and the downtown skyscrapers are visible middle right.
The dust was pretty thick when it hit, but it was not as windy
as I would have expected.
After the dust hit, I then ran down the hill and got to my car just as it started raining.
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photos copyright © 1999 by Jeff Jacobsen