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Haboob!

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Haboob!

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Here’s some photos of the Haboob we had here yesterday afternoon!

It was a wall of dirt barreling through the city, with very strong winds. Then it poured down rain.

The first three photos are from the local weather station, and shows the brown roiling dirt coming closer to the city.

Even my phone sounded an alert…Dust Storm Warning!

The last two are what I saw from our back door. The sky was all dirty, gritty brown. It lasted awhile. We do get these Haboobs every once in awhile here.

We were even mentioned on the national news!

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© 2019 BS

DUST STORM – WEEKLY WEATHER

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DUST STORM – WEEKLY WEATHER

This Week’s Challenges: July 16 – 22 (OWPC & WW)

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This week’s weather is brought to you by a dust storm! We have them all the time here, and I always try to take a photo of the dirt blowing around. The photos are okay, but for actually seeing them and being in them, they are much worse. If you’re outside, the little sand particles sting when they hit you, your eyes are gritty and red, and it even gets in your mouth. Not to mention the strong wind almost blowing you down. In the house, you can smell the dirt in the air, and it sifts in through every little crack around the windows and doors. These photos were just a week or so ago, then we had a haboob roll in, which caused them to cancel the fireworks display for the 4th of July. Then it came a downpour of rain. Yes, we get mud balls! Fun – fun! 🙂

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© 2017 BS

WEEKLY WEATHER – PICK YOUR OWN –

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WEEKLY WEATHER – PICK YOUR OWN –

https://jennifernicholewells.com/2017/06/04/this-weeks-challenges-june-4-10-owpc-ww/

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This time on Weekly Weather we are able to pick your own to feature. The thing is, we have all sorts of weather here, and everyone loves to talk about what the weather is doing, from one minute to the next. So, I’m posting some of my past photos of all kinds of weather days. They are all my favorites at the time, and one of my favorite TV channels is the Weather Channel. 🙂

  • Tumbleweed weather
  • Hot sun weather
  • Icicle weather
  • Flooding rain weather
  • Tornado weather
  • Snowy weather
  • Raindrop weather
  • Rainbow weather
  • Icy weather
  • Spring blossom weather
  • Clear & moony weather
  • Dust storm weather
  • Middle of the day Haboob weather
  • Thundercloud weather
  • Blue sky weather
  • Foggy weather

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© 2017 BS

 

ONE WORD PHOTO CHALLENGE – DISTORTION

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ONE WORD PHOTO CHALLENGE – DISTORTION  owpc-logo-21

One Word Photo Challenge: Distortion

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Distortion in car chrome

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Distortion of massive, red haboob through glass storm door

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Distortion of my art (name) by Marble Cam app on phone

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© 2016 BS

WEEKLY WEATHER – DUST STORM

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WEEKLY WEATHER – DUST STORM weekly-weather

This week’s weather word prompt is Dust Storm.

The challenge information is available here:

Weekly Weather: Dust Storm

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Living in west TX, we get lots of dust storms. They can happen any time, but mostly from January through March. These photos were taken out my back door during a couple. The first one was very strange. They said it was a haboob. It got really dark, and the sky was filled with red dirt for awhile. The other two was another sand/dust storm, but wasn’t that eerie red color. It gets so bad here at times, you can’t see good enough to drive down the highway, and there are accidents every time.

I’ve seen big walls of dirt rolling in, and that’s what they call them…walls of dirt. They can be seen for miles before they get to you, so you do have a little time to prepare, like closing windows, and tying things down outside so they don’t blow away.

The sand gets in the house through every little crack, even piling up in little drifts by the door and windows. Our eyes are gritty and it even gets in your mouth at times. The fact that there is so much dust in the air does make for some spectacular sunsets, and sunrises, too.

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The red haboob

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Dust/sand so thick you can’t see houses across the way

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© 2016 BS

 

OCTPOWRIMO – POEMS – DAY # 9 – ELEMENTS

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We were asked to consider the elements…Water, Fire, Air, Earth, Metal, Ice, etc. We could also relate how we relate to them. I’ve done this two part poem…one part about Earth, the other part about Water.

Have you ever experienced a Haboob? It is a massive, intense wall of dust/sand, that advances across the Earth, mostly in arid regions. Being here in west Texas, the climate is very dry. I’ve been in lots of sandstorms, some worse than others, but the giant wall of dirt coming toward our city is just amazing to see. You can see it coming, rolling, towering up into the sky. Most times the air is very still before, and then it hits, packing lots of wind. It can last for quite a while, turning the sky into brown or red, gritty blowing dirt. It gets everywhere, seeping in through cracks in doors and windows, and even getting into your mouth and eyes.

The second part of the poem, is about Water…namely, the rain. After being so dry, and dusty, rain is very much needed in this area. It is refreshing, and quenches the parched Earth, fills dangerously low lakes and ponds, and people sometimes run out in the rain, rejoicing.

Haboob – An intense dust storm

Petrichor – (Pet-ri-ker) – the Earthy scent produced when rain falls on dry soil after a long dry spell.

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ELEMENTS of EARTH and WATER

Mother Earth is on the move,

She blows across the land…

Her winds of change create haboobs,

Those towering walls of sand.

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Liquid drops fall from the sky,

A tempest rain revives her…

For me, I get a natural high,

And a refreshing petrichor.

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Haboob…turning sky red with dust, and streetlights came on in the middle of the day.

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