Sean and I witnessed our first dust storm last night. Dust storms are a common occurrence in the desert during monsoon season. It’s not quite monsoon season (that season usually starts around middle of July), but we still got a dust storm last night. Sean and I were driving back from getting our insurance transferred into the state of Arizona when Sean pointed to the eastern horizon. We both were puzzled at first. It looked like smoke was covering everything. Then, when we got closer, we realized it wasn’t smoke, but light colored dust. We were in our first dust storm. Even the sunset was altered by the dust. It gave the sun a surreal glow. The storm was actually quite cool. Next time, I’ll have to make sure I have a camera on me because it really is a very neat experience.
This storm, though, did not bring rain after it. The rain must have falled elsewhere and stopped before it reached Phoenix. Oh well. Monsoon season’s still a month away.