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Rare Haboob Spotted in Northwest Iowa


WE HAVE RAIN RIGHT NOW. BUT YESTERDAY WE SAW SOME REALLY STRANGE PHENOMENA IN NORTHWESTERN IOWA, DID NOT? YES. WE HAD ESSENTIALLY SOME KIND OF WINDSTORM. THIS IS THE RISE NEAR THE SOUTH DAKOTA AND MINNESOTA BORDER. I SAW WHAT WE REALLY CALLED A HABOOB. SO WE GOT THIS AMAZING VIDEO ON THE NIGHT A HABOOB IS AN INTENSE. STMOR YOU USUALLY SEE TMHE IN THE DESERT SO PLACES LIKE, ARIZONA ONEWR MEXICO BUT THEY HAVE BEEN SPOTTED IN IOWA IN THE PAST WHEN WE HAVE NO DRY DESERT SANDS. THERE WAS A LOT OF DUST RAISE FROM THE FLDSIE YESTERDAY. YES. IT IS REALLY VISUAL TO SEE IT WALKING TOWARDS YOU BUT IT ALSO TAKEN WINDS AT VERY HIGH RATES. YES. WE HAVE SEEN REPTSOR GUSTS UP TO 75 MILES PER HOUR. WE STILL WAIT FOR NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AGREEMENTS I

Rare Haboob Rips Northwest Iowa

Parts of northwestern Iowa experienced a rare weather phenomenon Thursday. Areas near the South Dakota and Minnesota borders saw a haboob. A haboob is an intense dust storm. They are usually seen in the desert, but they have been spotted in Iowa in the past. Although we didn’t have dry desert sand, there was a lot of dust kicked up from the fields during the event. storm also brought strong winds, with reports of gusts up to 75 miles per hour. We are still waiting to hear from the National Weather Service if it met the criteria for a derecho.

Parts of northwestern Iowa experienced a rare weather phenomenon Thursday. Areas near the South Dakota and Minnesota borders saw a haboob.

A haboob is an intense dust storm. They are usually seen in the desert, but have been spotted in Iowa in the past.

Although we didn’t have dry desert sand, there was a lot of dust kicked up from the fields during the event.

That same storm also brought strong winds, with reports of gusts up to 75 miles per hour.

We are still waiting to hear from the National Weather Service if it meets the criteria for a derecho.

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