On this day in 2011, a 72-mph wind speed is reported at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, when a severe thunderstorm arrives in Tucson. The storm is probably best remembered as the precursor to a giant haboob, or dust storm, that hit Phoenix later that night.
It's the anniversary of the July 5th Phoenix haboob
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