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Taja
12-09-2008, 01:07 AM
Just watched a huge dust storm blowing into the Valley completely obliterate the UoP (University of Phoenix) stadium (home to NFL Cardinals). Haven't seen anything that dense in years! Potential for thunderstorms/lightning to follow it.

A local television station is covering the storm almost exclusively from its helicoptor. This is on the west side of the Valley, a bit east of Luke Air Force Base and moving north east. Hoping it misses us this time!

Tink
12-09-2008, 01:08 AM
Oh gosh. Be safe Taja! Sounds like a bad one! :eek:

ukwdwnut
12-09-2008, 01:09 AM
wow sounds pretty bad taja

can you get some photos

geez are we mad for photos on this site lol

Tinker
12-09-2008, 01:50 AM
Be Safe, Taja !

Watchinherskip
12-09-2008, 01:56 AM
Hunker down Taja. Stay safe.

Taja
12-09-2008, 03:30 PM
It was in the far west valley and not very concentrated by the time it reached this area. There is more open desert on the outer fringes of the valley--this area has been built-up for about 20 years, so we don't experience most of the harsher weather.

No photos--the dust cloud was a good 30 miles away. No rain, either. Which is making for a very dusty morning! :(

Shellyamc
12-09-2008, 03:48 PM
Wow..that sounds just crazy!! It must be one of those scary/amazing things to see. Dh got his degree from UoP, but we never actually saw a campus.

mumof2
12-09-2008, 04:28 PM
take care :hug2:

Taja
12-09-2008, 10:58 PM
Wow..that sounds just crazy!! It must be one of those scary/amazing things to see. Dh got his degree from UoP, but we never actually saw a campus.

The only relationship between UoP and the stadium is purchased signage! :lol: Terrific advertising for them--particularly during the Super Bowl earlier this year. The actual "campus" is located in a commercial building in Phoenix on the border of Tempe. Nice building, but not exactly a typical university campus! :)