Watch out for the haoob
I always look for unusual words when I am reading. I also keep my ears open when I listen to talk radio or podcasts.
The other day, I saw a report about the recent six/seven feet of snow that got dumped on New York and the surrounding areas.
The report referred to the storm as a haboob. Now there is a term that is new to me.
In my research, here is what I found for definitions of haboob.
The word “haboob” originated in the Arabic language. The Arabic word, habb means “wind.”
It is a wall of dust resulting from a mircoburst or downburst of air. The air forced downward is pushed forward by the front of a thunderstorm cell. This drags dust and debris with it as it moves along the ground.
Now you have a better understanding of the word haboob.