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Move Over, Haboob. Meet The Gustnado!

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(Photo by: AFP/Getty Images)

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The term “haboob” has been around for YEARS.  But, it was only last year when*I* heard it for the first time.  Well, we now have a brand new word.  And, I’m pretty certain this one has NO history whatsoever.  May I introduce you to the “gustnado?”  Good luck getting THAT into Merriam-Webster!

The Valley just saw some this week.  According to the National Weather Service, they have winds like tornadoes.  But, they’re more isolated and dissipate more quickly.  Did YOU experience this?  I thought they were called “microbursts!”

Certainly, we can come up with a better name than “gustnado!”  KOOL listener Lance has one:

Any suggestions?  Leave a comment below.

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