Freaky Dust Storm in Western Australia Is Terrific, Terrifying Back in July 2011, many Americans heard the term “haboob” for the first term when a 50-mile-wide dust cloud rolled through and swallowed the Phoenix area. But that monster wall of dust has nothing on the terrifying, terrific tsunami of dust doom that swept through Onslow in Western Australia on Wednesday. Brett Martin/FishWrecked.com You’d love to see Bob Ross paint this thing, right? FishWrecked.com Yahoo’s Australia site has more details: Jurien Bay man Brett Martin and his colleagues were working west of False Island when the thunderstorm, which had gathered dust and sand as it developed, passed over Onslow and out to the Indian Ocean. Mr Martin said the storm built up in a matter of minutes. “We were steaming along in the boat just before sunset and the storm was casually building in the distance, then it got faster and faster and it went from glass to about 40 knots in two minutes,” he said. Perth Weather Live’s Facebook page has some amazing pics of the storm. via SEE ALSO: • See the Dust Storm That Ate Phoenix • Giant Dust Storm Rolls Through Phoenix Again Levi Cooper Josh Oniel via SEE ALSO: • Australian Sea Tornado, Mesmerizing • Stop Everything: Baby Kangaroo! Slade Sohmer Slade Sohmer is editor-in-chief of HyperVocal and co-host of SiriusXM's daily "Politics Powered By Twitter" program. Tweet him at @SladeHV.