A massive dust storm swept across Phoenix, Arizona, on July 5, causing widespread destruction and zero visibility.
A warning was issued by the National Weather Service yesterday as winds were gusting over 50 mph and halting air traffic. The Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport was shut down between 8:00 and 8:45 pm due to low visibility and some flights were diverted to California and Tucson.
NASA's Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) captured faint natural color images of the storm. The image, in natural color, shows a lingering dust plume appearing gray-beige with the thickest dust being concentrated north-northeast of Phoenix.
Although no serious injuries were reported, the storm destroyed power lines, causing power loss for several hours.
Check the latest images of the Phoenix Dust Storm below: