FYI: Understanding haboobs and their impact on Arizona

Editor’s note: This is the first in an ongoing series called FYI, an explanatory multimedia package produced by our digital production bureau.

Arizona has had some crazy weather lately. Dust storms, microbursts, hail, heavy rain — all rare for October.

This graphic helps explain how haboobs work. Afterward, take our interactive quiz about haboobs at the end of this story.

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Sources: LiveScience, Daily Mail, Phoenix.about and Accuweather. Quiz design by Sarah Anderson/Cronkite News.