Timelapse of the Phoenix Sandstorm from Maricopa, AZ that hit at 5.30 PM” on June 16 by YouTube poster whittakerbrock.
Dust storms are common in the southwestern U.S. during the summer, which is the region’s monsoon season. During the monsoon, an overall shift in winds across the Southwest draw in tropical moisture, resulting in a significant increase in thunderstorm activity and rainfall.
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