- n. Plural form of haboob.
“Then the choppers had run into what Iranians call haboobs—clouds of powdery white sand suspended in the air for miles by shifts in the atmospheric pressure above the desert floor.”
“Weather officials say such massive dust storms, also known as haboobs in Arabic, only happen in Arizona, Africa's Sahara desert and parts of the Middle East because of dry conditions and large amounts of sand.”
“Huge sand storms dubbed "haboobs" occur often in the sweltering summer monsoon season in the southwest United States.”
“The planes, including Weaver's, navigated two "haboobs" clouds of fine desert sand sitting motionless in the air with little problem, but they couldn't warn the more vulnerable helicopters of the looming danger.”
“Weather officials say haboobs happen only in Arizona, the Sahara desert and parts of the Middle East because of dry conditions and large amounts of sand.”
“The talcum-like dust from the haboobs had penetrated every nook and cranny of the aircraft, seeping into the engines, the cockpits, and the thousands of moving parts and raising the temperature inside the machines.”
“In the murk of the haboobs and under orders to stay off the radio, the pilots had lost track of one another.”
“He had not been told about the haboobs on the way in.”
“He says the locals call these massive sand storms -- and we believe him -- haboobs (ph).”
“The haboobs also accounted for the damages to the helicopters, which eventually led to the mission abort.”
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