Plenty of long-time Phoenix residents say they’ve never seen anything like it before, and some are calling it the Dust Storm of 2011 — or “haboob.”
The incredible dust cloud swallowed the metropolitan area on Tuesday night; it was reported to be around 50 miles wide in some areas and between 8,000 to 10,000 feet high when it reached Phoenix from Tucson.
The cloud of dirt delayed flights, caused power outages and traffic build-up. Those on ground level took photos and gathered footage.
Here are a few of the videos with the most hits on YouTube: