Family Takes Cover as Dust Storm Transforms Arizona Sky

Footage recorded in Queen Creek, Arizona, on September 2 shows the moment a dust storm moved into the area and darkened the sky within minutes.

Video captured by Diego Salcedo shows the storm descending over a parking lot while he ushers his wife and daughter to their car.

There was “dust everywhere. It went dark so fast,” Salcedo told Storyful.

According to the National Weather Service, high temperatures were forecasted in the area but the chances of blowing dust were “little to none” for the week ending September 10. Credit: Diego Salcedo via Storyful

Video transcript

[WIND BUFFETS MICROPHONE]

[VEHICLE SAFETY ALARMS BEEP SOFTLY]

[WIND BUFFETS MICROPHONE]

[WIND GROWS IN INTENSITY]