The formation of a haboob is kind of intriguing. The rain evaporates in the dry air, making it cold and dense. This heavy air then falls rapidly, hitting the ground with some considerable force, raising the dust and sand, stirring them up like a stupendous margarita, and then thrusting the mixture back up into the air, like a blender when the top blows off. Rinse and repeat. These mighty storms seem conjured from the laboratory of a sorcerer as they come up suddenly, have immense sheer walls and can be of massive proportion. What’s the best thing to do when you see a haboob? Get your ass out of there.