Articles tagged "dust storm"

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Monster dust storm and gustnado on a violent HP supercell over Vojvodina, Serbia

A violent storm accompanied by very strong winds, massive dust storm and a gustnado hit Stara Pazova municipality of Vojvodina, Serbia around 12:00 UTC (14:00 CET) on September 17, 2017. The storm lasted about half an hour, but the damage it caused was high. Local...

September 19, 2017

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Massive dust storm sweeps across northern Algeria

A massive dust storm swept through northern Algeria's provinces of Djelfa, Laghouat, and Tiaret on Friday, September 15, 2017. The storm was caused by strong thunderstorms and powerful south-west winds. A weather station in Tiaret Province, near the city of...

September 17, 2017

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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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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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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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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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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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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

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Deadly dust storm plunges Kanpur into darkness, India

A massive dust storm followed by heavy rains that lasted for nearly two hours wreaked havoc in the industrial city of Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India on Monday, May 23, 2016, The Times of India reports. Across the state, the storm claimed at least five lives, uprooted...

May 24, 2016

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100-meter-high walls of sand sweep across Kashgar, China

Massive sandstorms have hit Tumxuk City and Minfeng County in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region since Monday, May 16, 2016. With walls of packed sands falling over on people and buildings from as high as 100 meters (328 feet), visibility was...

May 18, 2016

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Daylong dust storm closes freeway on Arizona-New Mexico border 4th time since late April

For the fourth time since late April 2016, a dust storm has closed a 62-mile stretch (101 km) of a major freeway on both sides of the Arizona-New Mexico border. The latest closure happened on Friday, May 6, after weather front that produced thunderstorms and strong...

May 07, 2016

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160-km wide dust storm blankets Texas Panhandle, US

Strong winds associated with a cold front picked up dust and debris and created a heavy, 160-km (100 miles) wide dust storm that blanketed much of Texas Panhandle late April 5/April 6, 2016. NWS Amarillo forecaster Nicholas Fenner said the storm threw dust about 610...

April 06, 2016

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Blinding dust storm sweeps through San Bernardino causing large traffic collision, California

A blinding dust storm has swept through San Bernardino County, California on March 28, 2016, causing a large traffic collision and leaving 28 people injured, including 1 in critical condition. According to San Bernardino County Fire Department, the collision...

March 29, 2016

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Heavy dust storm sweeps through South Australia's Barossa Valley

Strong winds whipped up a massive dust storm through South Australia's Barossa Valley on March 17, 2016, from the site of Pinery bushfire where two lives have been lost in November 2015. The storm caused a car crash involving five vehicles on the Horrocks...

March 17, 2016

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Large dust storm and strong winds sweep Delhi, India

A massive dust storm accompanied by strong winds lashed Delhi, India on March 12, 2016. According to media reports, the storm led to trees falling in some areas, power cuts and traffic disruption in several parts of west and south Delhi. The storm came after...

March 13, 2016

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Dust storm wraps Melbourne causing major power outages, Australia

An intense thunderstorm accompanied with strong winds and dust passed through Melbourne on January 13, 2016. The storm covered the city in a cloud of dust which lasted about 10 to 20 minutes, reducing visibility in the area. Power outages and damaged buildings have...

January 14, 2016

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Large dust storm clouds Phoenix, Arizona

A large dust storm swept the US Arizona's capital of Phoenix on October 16, 2015, media reports. The cloud system was hovering about 1 500 m (4 921 feet) above the ground, packing winds of 100 km/h (62 mph) and was followed by a strong thunderstorm. Video...

October 18, 2015

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Middle East dust storms more common in recent years, news media suggests

A storm with characteristics of both the 'shamal' - long lived and wide reaching dust storm - and 'haboob' - storm fronts that appear as walls of sand and dust - moved across Iraq, Iran and the Persian Gulf region in early September 2015. The storm

September 04, 2015

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Severe sandstorm hits United Arab Emirates

United Arab Emirates (UAE) was hit by a severe sandstorm on March 10 and 11, 2015.Rainfall is also expected today and tomorrow across parts of the UAE, with the wet weather blowing in fresh winds that will raise dust and sand over open areas and reduce visibility, Emira

March 11, 2015

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Persistent dust storms across the Arabian Peninsula

In late February 2015, a significant winter storm stirred up dust and sand across much of the Arabian Peninsula. The low-pressure system energized strong northwest winds that carried dust from as far as northern Saudi Arabia, Iraq, and Kuwait to the shores of the Persia

February 25, 2015

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Saharan dust on the move across Atlantic Ocean

Disturbances such as large thunderstorm complexes or simply strong trade winds over North Africa periodically result in vast dust and sand storms, some of which extend as high as 6 000 meters. These can be driven out to sea within the Saharan Air Layer

July 05, 2014

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Massive thunderstorm backed by dry dusty winds hit Indian capital

At least nine people were killed in and around New Delhi, India, when a massive thunderstorm brought down trees and cut off power on May 30, 2014. Most of the deaths were caused by the falling trees or collapsing walls.A massive thunderstorm backed by dry 

May 30, 2014

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Changing climate: How dust changed the face of the Earth

In spring 2010, the research icebreaker Polarstern returned from the South Pacific with a scientific treasure - ocean sediments from a previously almost unexplored part of the South Polar Sea. What looks like an inconspicuous sample of mud to a layman is, to geological

January 26, 2014

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Dust storm worsen air pollution problems in China

The dust plumes originated from the Gobi Desert arose along the China-Mongolia border on March 8, 2013. Arising along the border between China and southwestern Mongolia, the dust extended as far south as the Sichuan Basin and continued to blow for several

March 15, 2013

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Dust off West Africa coast from Western Sahara to Guinea Bissau and over Niger, Chad and Nigeria

Dust from the Sahara Desert blows westward, off the coast of West Africa, including the countries of Western Sahara, Mauritania, Senegal, the Gambia and Guinea Bissau. Dust seen off the coast of West Africa on February 1, 2013. Partially visible through the dust are

February 04, 2013

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Shamal and dust storms over Southwest Asia

Dust blows off the coast of Iran and over the Strait of Hormuz and the Gulf of Oman. In winter time dust storms are associated chiefly with the passage of westerly depressions in this region.This dust storm may be connected to a local phenomenon known as the

January 14, 2013

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A massive dust storm hit Onslow as Tropical Cyclone Narelle draws desert sand off land out into the Indian Ocean

Tropical Cyclone Narelle is spinning out to sea west of Western Australia as it reached Category 3 status with wind gusts near center at 285 km/h (177 mph). Narelle is moving slightly southwestward and will maintain that bearing for the next few days before heading

January 12, 2013

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Dust from West Africa over the Atlantic Ocean

Dust hovered over the Atlantic Ocean in early January 2013, continuing an intermittent pattern of dust-storm activity in the region. A veil of dust stretched from the coast of Mauritania westward to Cape Verde.Sand seas cover most of Mauritania and parts of Western

January 08, 2013

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Saharan dust blows off the coast of Mauritania

Golden sands from the Sahara Desert blow westward off the coast of Mauritania and the border zone by Western Sahara. Two main plumes can be observed, one north of the green waters of the Bay of Arguin and one to the south of it. Saharan Air Layer Analysis

December 06, 2012

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NASA is tracking huge dust storm on Mars

Huge dust storm on Mars has spawned changes in the Martian atmosphere. The Martian dust storm was spotted by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) on November 10, 2012 and has been tracked ever since. Opportunity rover recorded a slight drop in atmospheric

November 25, 2012

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Dust storm over China's Taklimakan Desert

The Taklimakan Desert is China’s largest, hottest, and driest desert located far in the western part of the country. Shifting sand dunes cover About 85 percent of the desert floor is covered by shifting sand dunes, with some rising to a height of 200 meters (650

November 02, 2012

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Dust blowing off Mauritania towards Cape Verde Islands

Dust blows off the coast of Mauritania, south of the Bay of Arguin, and southwest over the Atlantic Ocean towards the Cape Verde Islands. Also visible protruding from the coast of West Africa, south of the airborne dust, is the Cape Verde Peninsula, on which the

October 05, 2012

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Dust plumes over Red Sea and Gulf of Aden

Several plumes of dust can be seen blowing off the coast of the African continent, over bodies of water, towards the Arabian Peninsula. The largest dust plume can be observed in the upper left quadrant, blowing northeastward over the Red Sea, off the coast of Sudan,

September 04, 2012

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Dust storm blew from Argentina's Laguna Mar Chiquita

Dry conditions plagued the region of Argentina’s Laguna Mar Chiquita in June and July, 2012. Laguna Mar Chiquita straddles the border between the states of Santiago del Estero in the north, and Cordoba in the south. Cordoba was one of the states contending with

August 01, 2012

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Sudden sandstorm swept across the beach in Barcelona, Spain

Sudden and spectacular dust storm engulfed Olympic Port in Barcelona on Tuesday afternoon, June 12. An unusual atmospheric phenomenon could be behind the strange event. This would be a sudden shock of two masses of air, blowing in opposite directions. All day

June 14, 2012