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    Another Haboob

    Looks like you guys had another haboobie isn't that 3 in a month... Aren't they kinda rare?
    I know they only happen in Az, middle east, and sahara desert...
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    I just love lookin at haboobs
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    And it is causing an uptick in Valley Fever cases...currently awaiting my blood test results & my chest xray results. F-ing sucks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kenbentit View Post
    I just love lookin at haboobs
    Much better than hamoobs.

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    And it is causing an uptick in Valley Fever cases...currently awaiting my blood test results & my chest xray results. F-ing sucks.
    Dude that sucks! If you get "valley fever" what happens? I have heard of it but never known anyone to get it.

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    Valley Fever: What You Need To Know

    What is Valley Fever?
    Valley Fever is a lung infection. A fungus becomes airborne when dust around construction areas and agricultural areas is transported by the wind. When spores are inhaled, Valley Fever can result. The medical name for Valley Fever is coccidioidomycosis.
    Where is Valley Fever found?
    In the U.S. it is prevalent in the Southwest where temperatures are high and the soils are dry. Here is a map of the areas where Valley Fever is endemic.

    How long does it take to develop symptoms of Valley Fever?
    It normally takes between one and four weeks.

    Does everyone in Arizona get Valley Fever?
    It is estimated that about one third of the people in the lower desert areas of Arizona have had Valley Fever at some point. Your chances of getting Valley Fever are about 1 out of 33, but the longer you live in the Desert Southwest the higher your chances of infection. There are about 100,000 new cases of Valley Fever each year. You don't have to live here to get it--people visiting or traveling through the area have been infected, too.

    Are some people at higher risk of getting Valley Fever?
    Valley Fever doesn't seem to play favorites, with all kinds of people at equal risk. Once infected, however, certain groups seem to have more instances of it spreading to other parts of their bodies; as far as gender is concerned, men are more likely than women, and African Americans and Filipinos are more likely when considering race. People with problem immune systems are also at risk.

    Construction workers, farm workers or others who spend time working in dirt and dust are most likely to get Valley Fever. You are also at higher risk if you are caught in dust storms, or if your recreation, such as biking or 4-wheeling, takes you to dusty areas. One thing you can do to minimize your risk of getting Valley Fever is to wear a mask if you have to be out in blowing dust.

    What are the symptoms of Valley Fever?
    About two thirds of the people who are infected never notice any symptoms, or experience mild symptoms and never even get treatment. Those who have sought treatment showed symptoms including fatigue, cough, chest pain, fever, rash, headache and joint aches. Sometimes people develop red bumps on their skin. In about 5% of the cases, nodules develop on the lungs which might look like lung cancer in a chest x-ray. A biopsy or surgery may be necessary to determine if the nodule is a result of Valley Fever. Another 5% of people develop what is referred to as a lung cavity. This is most common with older people, and more than half of the cavities disappear after a while without treatment. If the lung cavity ruptures, however, there may be chest pain and difficulty breathing.

    Is there a cure for Valley Fever?
    There is no vaccine at this time for Valley Fever. Most people are able to fight off Valley Fever on their own without treatment. They usually don't get it again. For those that seek treatment, antifungal drugs (not antibiotics) are used. Although these treatments are often helpful, the disease may persist and years of treatment may be required. If a lung cavity ruptures as mentioned above, surgery may be necessary.

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    Here's the view from 1/2 mile down the road from my house in Cave Creek...



    This one wasn't near as big as the one a couple weeks ago though...

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    Not as good of a photo this time - but - kind of neat also! Was at Lifetime on Priest/Warner.
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    Yeah, we get 'em every year.
    Brother the media is so flipping STUPID!

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    Yeah, it's easy to see the media flipping about these.... but for me (who has never even heard of one), moving here and seeing them has been a trip.

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    The first one we recieved (the one on the 5th) was a heck of a storm (my mom said she hadn't seen one like that since the 50s) last nights - not such a big deal - more of our "average" dust storm.
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    You mean the one on the 5th.

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    I guess it has been two weeks - shows you where my mind is - Doh
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    should i bother to wash my south-facing windows yet, or just wait till october?

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    on my way home from work.
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    Wait. Oh and unlike Chicago your windows and everything else outside will be covered in dust within 15 minutes of washing regardless. I havent washed my car in 4 years because its a complete waste of time. Enjoy
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    don't wash jack until the 'soon ends.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Douger-1 View Post
    Wait. Oh and unlike Chicago your windows and everything else outside will be covered in dust within 15 minutes of washing regardless. I havent washed my car in 4 years because its a complete waste of time. Enjoy
    i only have 1 vehicle, and it's garaged when not in use.
    when i brought my escape into apache junction ford,, those bastards vacuumed up my precious road salt collection that I had been tracking in on my floormats for 4 winters,,,

    i had no dust whatsoever in my pool from the storm 2 weeks ago. my back yard is like a trench and it just blew over. on a lighter note,, i finally cut my grass,, it was a foot long in some spots.. bunbuns everywhere <3<3<3

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    Quote Originally Posted by longhairmike View Post
    i only have 1 vehicle, and it's garaged when not in use.
    when i brought my escape into apache junction ford,, those bastards vacuumed up my precious road salt collection that I had been tracking in on my floormats for 4 winters,,,

    i had no dust whatsoever in my pool from the storm 2 weeks ago. my back yard is like a trench and it just blew over. on a lighter note,, i finally cut my grass,, it was a foot long in some spots.. bunbuns everywhere <3<3<3
    Ride at night, lots of bunbuns. And other critters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stumpy29er View Post
    Ride at night, lots of bunbuns. And other critters.
    ill stick with the bunbuns and the quail,,, I was glad i had a fence this afternoon though...



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    Quote Originally Posted by Phillbo View Post
    don't wash jack until the 'soon ends.
    I will hit the car with the hose if I can't see out the windows - once monsoon is over it'll get a good washing.
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    resist that urge... nothing but hard water stains when you're done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kenbentit View Post
    I just love lookin at haboobs
    now THAT, was just completely fuggin' hilarious
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    Gotta say it in a Forrest Gump voice for the full effect
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