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MONSOON! Largest haboob ever in Phoenix was on July 5, 2011

Posted at 11:37 AM, Jun 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-17 18:39:11-04

PHOENIX — Nine years ago, this happened. On July 5, 2011, dust rolled in from the largest haboob ever observed to hit the Valley.

This haboob stretched almost 100 miles, topping out at over 5,000 feet tall. It was a cloud so big that it turned daylight into darkness, and it reached from Carefree down to the Estrellas.

Viewers out of the San Tan Valley were stunned with what they saw. People in Avondale, Chandler, Gilbert, Goodyear, Mesa and everywhere in between witnessed the phenomenon. Thick layers of dust piled on cars across the Valley.

Will we see another haboob this massive this monsoon?

Watch the video above to see the rolling wall of dust!