Duststorm

Science / Weather / Duststorm: A severe weather condition characterized by strong winds and dust-filled air over a large area. Visibility is reduced to between 5/8ths and 5/16ths statute mile. It is reported as 'DS' in an observation and on the METAR.

Haboob

Science / Weather / Haboob: Sudanese name for duststorm or sandstorm with strong winds that carry small particles of dirt or sand into the air, particularly severe in areas of drought. MORE

Black Blizzard

Science / Weather / Black Blizzard: A local term for a violent duststorm on the south-central Great Plains that darkens the sky and casts a pall over the land. MORE

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