TEMPE, Ariz. (CNN) — It might look like a tornado at first glance, but it is actually a “dust devil.”
An employee from a local television station in Tempe spotted the phenomenon along the side of Interstate 10.
The tight spirals of dust and wind are a fairly common sight in the Arizona desert, but are not usually this big.
Rare dust devils have been clocked to have winds as high as 75 miles an hour – the equivalent of an EF-0 tornado.
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