You really can't imagine it. A dust storm to end all dust storms, at least for me anyway. Tuesday night a dust storm rolled through the valley and we were hit pretty hard. Andrew Henry and I couldn't see across the street and in our bedroom we were inhaling the dust because is was coming through our bathroom ceiling fans and any crack or crevice it could infiltrate. You could actually taste it in your mouth INSIDE the house. This went on for quite some time, then the rain started a bit later which didn't really wash it away - there was more dirt than water so we woke to ridiculously dirty windows, walkways, house inside and out.
I lifted this photo from the Arizona Republic site. This is the giant wall of DUST as it rolled over the city.
Looks a bit biblical don't you think? Reminded me of a scene in the movie The Mummy. Phoenix in the summer is such a place of extremes.