7 Crazy Facts about Dust Storms

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Irritating weather patterns

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On the horizon, a plume of dust appears. It slowly approaches and envelopes you, shrouding your world in a cloud of sediment. A dust storm has arrived.…Read More »

Dust storms or sandstorms can run the gamut from annoying to apocalyptic. They are usually caused by a front moving through an arid region with plenty of sediment to stir up with its winds. But you might wonder, "How big can they be? And what have been the craziest dust storms throughout history?" Wonder no longer.    Less «
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