Dust storms

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Dust storm causes 25-vehicle pile-up in New Mexico, multiple deaths and injuries

A multi-vehicle pile-up on the Interstate-10 West in Lordsburg, near the Arizona - New Mexico border, late Monday, June 19, 2017 resulted in deaths of at least 6 people. The chain-reaction crash happened near milepost 11 and is being attributed to high winds and...

June 20, 2017

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Severe dust storm leaves 7 dead, 65 injured in Punjab, Pakistan

A severe dust storm hit Pakistan's province of Punjab late Thursday, June 8, 2017, leaving at least 7 people dead and 65 injured. The storm downed billboards, trees and power lines, disrupting life in the entire province, local media reported. According to the...

June 12, 2017

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Huge plume of Saharan dust over the Atlantic Ocean

This week's strong winds lofted a huge dust plume from western Africa and carried it toward the northeast into Europe and west toward Cabo Verde Islands. The event is ongoing, reaching far into eastern Europe and over the Atlantic Ocean. While very high load of...

May 13, 2017

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Major Saharan dust event affecting Italy and the Balkans

A significant amount of Saharan dust is being transported from northern Africa into Italy, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Hungary and Serbia today. The event is expected to last for several days and reach far into eastern Europe. This is already...

May 12, 2017

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Asian Dust blankets Korean Peninsula and wide swath of Japan

After engulfing a large part of northern China, including capital Beijing on Thursday, May 4, 2017, dust storm from Mongolia reached the Korean Peninsula and Japan over the weekend. In China, the storm reduced visibility to less than 1 km (0.62 miles) and forced...

May 07, 2017

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Major dust storm engulfs northern China, Beijing

A major dust storm is blowing across northern China today, May 4, 2017, turning the sky yellow, dragging down air quality and causing travel disruptions. The storm is reaching capital Beijing, where weather authorities issued this year's first dust and sand...

May 04, 2017

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Powerful windstorm rips through Las Vegas, widespread damage reported

More than 44 000 customers were left without power as powerful windstorm ripped through Las Vegas, Nevada late Thursday, March 30, 2017. The storm produced severe dust storm and reduced visibility to zero, toppled numerous trees and power poles and caused major air...

March 31, 2017

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Clouds and dust engulf Denver International Airport

A powerful frontal passage moved through Denver, Colorado Monday morning, March 6, 2016, producing damaging winds and blinding snow squalls. Strong winds produced significant damage throughout the Denver Metro Area and grounded flights at Denver International...

March 07, 2017

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Thick cloud of Saharan dust moving over SE Europe

A large amount of Saharan dust was swept up into a low pressure system over north Africa on February 21, 2017. Thick dust cloud has already reached Spain and Portugal and is now moving east, toward Italy, Malta and the Balkans. The event is expected to last into...

February 23, 2017

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Snow, sandstorms and freezing temperatures hit UAE

The United Arab Emirates is currently under the influence of a deep low pressure associated with cold air mass which is causing unstable conditions throughout the country. Snow is falling in the country's north while the rest of the country is experiencing...

February 03, 2017

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Huge dust storm hits Western Australia ahead of TC Yvette

A huge dust storm swept through the Pilbara region of Western Australia on Wednesday, December 21, 2016. The storm came ahead of Tropical Cyclone "Yvette" which formed on the same day. Parts of northwestern Australia have already seen 200 mm (7.9 inches)...

December 22, 2016

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Unseasonal dust storm sweeps through Phoenix

An intense dust storm accompanied by heavy rainfall, strong winds and lightning swept through Phoenix, Arizona on Thursday, November 3, 2016. The storm spread over Phoenix during the late afternoon hours (local time), surprising the residents and causing traffic...

November 04, 2016

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Heavy dust storm blankets northern Afghanistan

An intense dust storm has been reported in northern Afghanistan on November 3, 2016. According to media reports, the storm developed over the northern Balkh province and spread into other regions. Areas of Mazar-e-Sharif and Pul-Khumri have witnessed a day turning...

November 03, 2016

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Phoenix dust storm of August 21, 2016 - Views from below, inside, and above

A big dust storm covered the Phoenix, Arizona area on Sunday evening, August 21, 2016. The storm rolled over central Phoenix and east Valley cities of Tempe, Chandler, Mesa, Gilbert and Apache Junction and nearby sections of Interstate 10. Andrew Deemer, a...

August 23, 2016

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Slow-moving low floods the US Gulf Coast, Javier to enhance monsoon in Desert Southwest

An intense low pressure in the upper levels of the atmosphere in combination with abundant amounts of tropical moisture have brought heavy rainstorms to portions of the US Gulf Coast, from Florida to southeast Louisiana over the last couple of days. Ex-tropical...

August 10, 2016

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Significant increase in frequency and intensity of sandstorms in the Middle East over the past 15 years

A significant increase in frequency and the intensity of sand and dust storms has been observed in the Middle East over the past 15 years. Although the Middle East has been the worst hit, with Iran and Kuwait the most affected, meteorologists say they are now also...

June 17, 2016

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Inside intriguing dust storm over Dori, Burkina Faso

Serge Bayala of the ACMAD-MESA Climate Services recorded this massive dust storm on May 23, 2016, at the periphery of a migrating low pressure cell arriving at Dori, the capital of Sahel Region, Burkina Faso. The video starts as Bayala and Diasso Ulrich approach the...

June 14, 2016