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  • noun

Synonyms for sandstorm

a windstorm that lifts up clouds of dust or sand

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There are several types of damaging wind storms, including tornadoes, downbursts, microbursts, gust fronts, derechos and haboobs.
That was two-thirds the 130 kph (80 mph) winds that battered Tehran in Monday's haboob.
But the haboob that hit Tehran was not the only painful weather to hit Iran in recent days.
The haboob forms as cold downdrafts along the leading edge of a thunderstorm lift dust or sand into a huge, tumbling dark cloud that may extend horizontally for over a hundred kilometers and rise vertically to the base of the thunderstorm," Ahrens writes.
Yemen Times met with Haboob Salem Mousa, a local in Sa'ada who has not yet emigrated from Yemen.
Now comes haboob, an Arabic word for "wind," which some Arizonans have objected to because, as one letter writer told the Arizona Republic newspaper, a "Middle Eastern term" may be offensive to soldiers returning from fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq.
A haboob will normally form in association with a thunderstorm.
The dust storm, also known as a haboob, was photographed just before sunset.
Residents across the region are way too familiar with National Weather Service (NWS) warnings for severe thunderstorms and tornadoes, but now residents are learning about Haboob warnings.
Things are not what they seem, and diplomatic sands are shifting as fast as a haboob.
Haboob dust storms of the southern Arabian Peninsula.
Haboob Wedding : This couple's wedding ended in disaster last time so Daniel tries to recreate a better one.
The dust storm, known as a haboob (Arabic for "strong wind"), is a common occurrence in dry regions like the southwestern United States.
The dust storm, also known as a haboob in Arabic and around Arizona, formed in Pinal County and headed north-east for Phoenix.