Articles tagged "dust storm"

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Dust storm creates amazing red sunrise in Alexander Bay, South Africa

A huge dust storm engulfed the town of Alexander Bay in the Northern Cape of South Africa on October 21, 2018, creating an amazing red sunrise. According to meteorologists, the dust storm was created by a combination of a low-pressure system off the coast of Namibia...

October 23, 2018

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Large night time dust storm sweeps through Arizona

A large monsoon storm north of Tucson, Arizona created a massive dust storm during the evening of July 8, 2018, leaving more than 21 000 homes and businesses without power. The storm was so strong that it temporarily created near zero visibility in parts of the...

July 09, 2018

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Intense dust storm hits Senegal, causing damage and killing livestock

A surprisingly intense dust storm swept across parts of Senegal including capital Dakar this week, causing damage and leaving livestock dead. The storm signals a 'dramatic' start to the country's rainy season. Several planes at Blaise Diagne...

July 01, 2018

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Severe dust storm and lightning hit Uttar Pradesh, claiming another 26 lives

A severe thunder and dust storm that hit the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh on June 8, 2018, killed 26 people. Meanwhile, an intense dust storm hit national capital, causing traffic chaos. According to officials, dust storm and lightning killed 11 districts of the...

June 11, 2018

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Huge plume of Saharan dust traveling over Atlantic, several plumes hitting SE Europe

A huge plume of Saharan dust is currently being transported over the Atlantic Ocean. At the same time, several plumes are moving toward southeastern Europe as well as towards the Alps. What scientists working at CAMS (Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service, a part...

June 08, 2018

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Another deadly dust storm hits Uttar Pradesh, India

At least 17 people were killed and 11 injured after another major dust storm hit India's state of Uttar Pradesh on the evening of June 1, 2018. According to state officials, most of the deaths were caused by falling trees and house collapse. The worst of the...

June 02, 2018

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At least 61 killed as fierce dust storms strike India, death toll over 200

Fierce dust storms across northern India left at least 61 people dead on Sunday, May 13, 2018, bringing the total death toll to at least 202 since the start of the month. The weather office has warned of more thunderstorms in north, north-east and parts of south...

May 14, 2018

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More than 125 killed as high-velocity dust storm, major thunderstorm hit India

More than 90 people were killed on Wednesday, May 2 and Thursday, May 3, 2018 after a ferocious thunderstorm accompanied by a high-velocity dust storm and large hail hit parts of India. The storm destroyed numerous houses, uprooted trees and downed more than 8 000...

May 03, 2018

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Dust storm reduces visibility to zero, causes 29-vehicle crash, Nebraska

Strong winds and very dry conditions produced a severe dust storm that reduced visibility to zero near MM 372 on Interstate 80 in eastern Nebraska's Seward county on Sunday, April 29, 2018. The Nebraska State Patrol said the dust blew in from farm fields along...

April 30, 2018

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Major dust storm sweeps over Yazd province, Iran

A massive dust storm swept over Yazd province in central Iran on April 16, 2018. Hadi Hadinasab, the director-general of the crisis management department of Yazd governorate, said the storm has fortunately left no casualties or damages. The dense cloud dramatically...

April 18, 2018

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Largest dust storm in 5 years descends on Taiwan

Air quality suffered greatly as the largest dust storm in five years descended onto the island nation on April 6 -7, 2018, with western Taiwan's Yunlin county being hardest hit, measuring 10 out of 10 in Air Quality Index (AQI). New Taipei City's Wanli...

April 08, 2018

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Dust storm kills three in Uttar Pradesh, India

A massive dust storm hit many parts of central and eastern Uttar Pradesh, India, on March 30, 2018, killing three people. The storm disrupted traffic and caused power outages in many locations and uprooted multiple trees, an official said. One person was killed...

April 01, 2018

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Major dust storm affecting northern Africa

A huge, thick dust storm is spreading through much of northern Africa on March 29, 2018, disrupting normal life and suspending air traffic. Heavy dust storm was already affecting Egypt, Chad and Niger on March 28. However, models and satellite imagery suggest it was...

March 29, 2018

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Orange snow carpets parts of eastern Europe

Parts of eastern Europe, especially mountainous regions in Ukraine, Russia, Moldova, Bulgaria and Romania, transformed into Mars-like landscape on March 23 - 25, 2018 as sand and dust from desert storms in northern Africa caused snow to turn orange. According to...

March 26, 2018

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Severe dust storm hits Crete, Greece

A cutoff low in the central Mediterranean pushed huge amounts of Saharan dust from Libya toward the eastern Mediterranean on March 22, 2018, heavily impacting the region, especially the island of Crete. A thick layer of Saharan sand reached Crete around 16:00 local...

March 23, 2018

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Heavy dust storm hits Canberra, leaves thousands without power

A severe dust storm caused by high northwestern wind engulfed the Australian capital Canberra on Sunday, March 18, 2018, leaving thousands of people without power. Wind gusts up to 82 km/h (51 mph) brought powerlines down, uprooted trees and caused panic among the...

March 18, 2018

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Cold front to sweep North Africa and raise large amounts of dust

A cold front sweeping northern Africa will raise large amounts of dust in the days ahead. Airborne dust will reach central and eastern Mediterranean as well as southern Europe, including Malta, Italy, Greece, Turkey... It's going to get significantly colder...

March 16, 2018

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Heavy dust storm envelops parts of the Middle East, turning the sky dark red

Heavy dust storm engulfed parts of Turkey, Iraq, and Syria on January 19, 2018, turning the sky into dark red. Over the next 72 hours, the dust cloud is expected to sweep Iran, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Oman, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, and Uzbekistan, but with decreasing...

January 20, 2018

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Massive dust and sand storm hits Middle East, sending hundreds to hospitals

A massive dust and sand storm swept over northern Saudi Arabia, Syria, parts of Jordan and much of Iraq on October 29, 2017, significantly reducing visibility and sending a large number of people to hospitals. In Kurdistan Region's capital city of Erbil (Iraq),...

October 30, 2017

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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