Haboobs on the other hand, are short, high intensity sandstorms. They pop up quickly and usually only last a day or so. However, we’ve been having those on a nightly basis for the last couple of days.
The visibility in either type of storm will usually drop to less than 100 meters and the air quality becomes horrible, making it difficult to breathe when outside. You can draw parallels between these and the dust storms in Western Kansas, but times 100.