Haboob signals start of monsoon season in Arizona

July 24, 2012 10:28:28 AM PDT
Monsoon season is underway in Arizona and that led to a common problem in Phoenix.

A dust storm blew through the city Monday. It's called a "haboob." The rare storms only occur in Arizona, Africa's Sahara Desert, and parts of the Middle East. That's because these locations all have dry conditions and lots of sand.

Monsoon season in Arizona continues through September.