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Synonyms for dust storm

a windstorm that lifts up clouds of dust or sand

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Temperatures can reach 50C and runners will face sand storms and endless sand dunes as they run a total distance of 156 miles.
Ahmad Ali Keykha, the deputy head of the Environmental Protection Department, criticized the Majlis for eliminating the minimal budget the department had managed to convince the Rohani Administration to set aside for dealing with the problem of sand storms.
This is impressive, especially when one considers the varying temperatures, vicious sand storms, challenging topography, and quantities of sand that have to be moved (130mn cubic metres in total).
Sand storms cause deaths and losses in properties in Kaboshiya area.
London was blanketed by the smog yesterday as motorists in the capital had cars covered in a layer of dust from the sand storms, known as "blood rain".
In a statement, Iraqi environment minister Sargon Slai'o stated that the talks concentrated on fighting against sand storms, mines, natural habitats and joint committees in different environmental activities.
Its ruggedized aluminum construction is durable and can withstand harsh environmental conditions such as rain, snow, sleet, salt, ice, high winds, and sand storms.
A model of the world's largest sculpture, planned for Abu Dhabi, is being put through weather testing to see if it can withstand the gruelling sand storms of the UAE desert.
They may re-consider their statement about the company's ability to deliver good results unless by that they mean concrete skeletons left to crumble in the high temperatures, sand storms, high humidity and sea climate of Bahrain.
It demonstrates our ability to create an environment that is safe for everyone on site even in austere weather conditions with temperatures reaching 45 degrees Celsius and sand storms at around 60km/hr on most days.
Jeddah, Jumada I 3, 1433, Mar 26, 2012, SPA -- Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Secretariat General and World Meteorological Organization (WMO) signed here today a cooperation agreement to conduct studies and programs on the sand storms in the Gulf region in the field of monitoring the region's environment, climate change and its effects as well as program of risk and disaster reduction.
Always ready with excuses and following on from dubious bowling actions and sand storms, the blame for England's shabbiness has now been laid at the door of DRS (Direct Review Decision).
It weighs just 32 pounds and works in adverse weather-conditions, including high humidity, rain or sand storms and extreme heat or cold.
Heavy winds in the winter and sand storms in summer also have an erosive effect on the statues.
Military officials confirmed that attack helicopters have been modified to handle marine climate, salinity and sand storms.