It’s not every day we get to say “haboob” on TV. The other night on The Weather Channel they had live pictures of an impressive haboob heading into Phoenix on a thunderstorm’s outflow boundary.

Haboob is Arabic for dust or sandstorm and is the official word we use for such events. Sadly, the National Weather Service doesn’t have a “haboob warning” or “haboob watch” but I think they should.

Here’s a hilarious clip from the Rachel Maddow Show last night.

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