Storm Chaser Accelerates Straight Into Dust Devil

A man filmed the moment he drove directly into a large dust devil as it crossed Interstate 8 in Sentinel, Arizona, on Sunday, June 26.

In this video, storm chaser Mike Olbinski can be heard accelerating his vehicle toward a dust devil as it churns in front of him.

Olbinski can be heard saying the experience was “more than I bargained for” in the video, but later told Storyful the “gustnado” was a “blast to drive into.”

The National Weather Service warned of a line of dust storms moving across southwestern Arizona and producing “life-threatening travel conditions.” Credit: Mike Olbinski via Storyful

Video Transcript

[ENGINE ACCELERATING]

MIKE OLBINSKI: Here we go.

Woah.

[LAUGHS]

[WIND AND DUST SCRAPING]

Whoa. That was more than I bargained for. Holy--

[LAUGHS]

Whoo!

[ENGINE ACCELERATING]

Here we go.

Whoa.

[LAUGHS]

[WIND AND DUST SCRAPING]

Whoa. That was more than I bargained for. Holy--

[LAUGHS]

Whoo!

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