Severe sandstorms hit parts of NW China

Severe sandstorms hit parts of NW China

Severe sandstorms hit Ruoqiang County in China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region on the morning of February 17, 2024, reducing visibility to less than 100 m (330 feet) and prompting authorities to implement traffic control measures on many roads. In Turpan, local rescue teams were deployed to assist those stranded by the sandstorms.

Large dust storm sweeps across China

Large dust storm sweeps across China

A large and impressive dust storm swept across China on April 19, 2023, ushering much colder temperatures to the country experiencing unusually high April temperatures.

Worst dust storm of the year engulfs Korean Peninsula

Worst dust storm of the year engulfs Korean Peninsula

South Korea experienced a record-breaking yellow dust storm from China on Tuesday, April 11 and Wednesday, April 12, 2023, with fine dust levels reaching their highest point this year and impacting almost every part of the country.

Large dust storm darkens skies across parts of Texas and New Mexico

Large dust storm darkens skies across parts of Texas and New Mexico

A large storm system brought a rare snowfall to California and thunderstorms to the Southern Plains in late February 2023. The system also generated strong winds that caused a massive amount of dust to be lofted into the air, darkening skies across northwestern Texas, northern Mexico, and eastern New Mexico.

Large dust storms create significant reductions in visibility, cause multiple car crashes, U.S.

Large dust storms create significant reductions in visibility, cause multiple car crashes, U.S.

Strong winds produced by a low pressure system moving through the United States picked up large amounts of dust from California to Oklahoma on Tuesday, February 14, 2023, creating significant reductions in visibility that resulted in multiple car crashes in which at least one person died. In some places, the visibility was reduced to zero.

Massive dust storm sweeps through Colorado, Kansas and Nebraska, U.S.

Massive dust storm sweeps through Colorado, Kansas and Nebraska, U.S.

Strong winds caused by a powerful storm moving through the Plains, produced a massive dust storm in eastern Colorado, Kansas and Nebraska on December 15, 2021. Strong wind gusts in excess of 160 km/h (100 mph) closed roads and knocked out power to more than 200 000…