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Category: Weather Weather
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Tag(s) Weather Phenomena

Definition

An intense Sand Storm.

Description

Haboob is an arabic word meaning "strong wind" and is an intense Gust Front associated with a sand or dust storm.

haboob
A massive dust storm cloud (haboob) close to enveloping a military camp as it rolls over Al Asad, Iraq, just before nightfall on April 27, 2005. DoD photo by Corporal Alicia M. Garcia, U.S. Marine Corps. (Released)

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