After getting the mail last week I rushed inside, breathless with anticipation. It had finally arrived! It only comes but once a year…..the Desert Doppler Monsoon Guide.
Being that it’s Father’s Day, you might think you know what a Haboob is. No, it’s not your Dad getting down with all his new grill toys. It’s not even your Father-in-Law showing off his new pair of trunks at the pool block party. A Haboob is a little bit worse than that. It’s a dust storm. It occurs when a giant wall of dust is created as a storm collapses. The cold air in front of a storm flows downward very quickly, then picks up dust and sand that explodes in the air. The wall of dust can be as tall as 1,500 – 3,000 feet and can be 100 miles wide. Whoa. Arizona sees about 30 of these storms a year. I just never had a name for them before.
And now for a big shout out to someone very special to me. We love you Grandpa Mike! "Poppy" had a severe heart attack the day after Mother’s Day and is just doing beautifully now. We are so glad that you are in our lives, on this Father’s Day – and always.