pattiwacki...it all depends where you live. I live downtown on Central, where it really hasn't been that extreme, for whatever reason. So when I see a national headline saying, "Arizona Recovering From Massive Dust Storms" I gotta laugh! Yes, it's just like Katrina around here, CNN! We've all been evacuated due to these haboobs and we're all living in FEMA trailers now.
Here's an idea...maybe the media just likes to use the word Ha-BOOB!!!
Apparently, we have bigger haboobs in Ahwatukee than you folks downtown have.