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.
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.
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.
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.
A fast-moving line of severe thunderstorms, known as a derecho, developed in central Nebraska on May 12, 2022, bringing hurricane-force winds and creating a rare, large wall of dust that swept over parts of Nebraska, Iowa, South Dakota and Minnesota, creating near-zero visibility on state highways.
Severe dust storms are affecting parts of the Middle East, from the Mediterranean Sea to parts of Saudi Arabia.
A powerful dust storm swept over parts of Myanmar’s Rakhine State on April 24, 2022, causing near-zero visibility.
A huge cloud of Saharan dust is moving over the Mediterranean Sea into Italy and southeastern Europe on April 24, 2022.
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…
A massive dust storm hit the state of Sao Paulo, Brazil on September 26, 2021, reducing the visibility to a minimum. The worst affected cities in Sao Paulo were Aracatuba, Franca, Jales, Presidente Prudente, and Ribeirao Preto. Parts of the neighboring state of…