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Stratford, Texas
April 18, 1935

dust storm

n.
A severe windstorm that sweeps clouds of dust across an extensive area, especially in an arid region.

dust storm

n
1. (Physical Geography) a windstorm that whips up clouds of dust

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n.
a storm of strong winds and dust-filled air over normally arable land during a period of drought (disting. from sandstorm).
[1875–80]
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Noun1.dust storm - a windstorm that lifts up clouds of dust or sanddust storm - a windstorm that lifts up clouds of dust or sand; "it was the kind of duster not experienced in years"
windstorm - a storm consisting of violent winds
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The dust storm, driving between them and the placid sky, parted for a moment and showed them the stars.
That others were at work he knew by the sound, and by the fact that he sometimes collided with them; otherwise they might as well not have been there, for in the blinding dust storm a man could not see six feet in front of his face.
Scientists are waiting for a massive dust storm on Mars so they can figure out why Earth's neighbor is a wasteland.
A dust storm hit the southern province, including Maysan province, this evening.
New Delhi: A dust storm in the Gulf 'triggered' the formation of toxic smog in New Delhi between November 6 and 14, a study by an air quality monitoring agency has revealed.
THE Department of Meteorology has forecast possibility of rains, thundershowers as well as dust storm in different parts of the country until Thursday.
Dubai: A strong dust storm swept across the northern emirates on Thursday morning, reducing visibility for commuters as they made their way to work.
Over the past 15 years, several scientific studies have shown that desert dust storm episodes, mainly from the deserts of the Sahara and the Arabian Peninsula, have increased in number and intensity in the Eastern Mediterranean countries, possibly due to desertification, climate variability and global warming," the announcement said.
Dust storms were witnessed on May 8, May 10 and May 12 but their intensity was lower than May 14 dust storm.
Surprisingly, the atmospheric dust that is carried by a haboob or other dust storm may have its origin hundreds or thousands of miles away.
Virgin Islands), 2 dust storm events in the Eastern United States (in Indiana on 23 May 2005 and Delaware on 18 May 2000) that involved dust blown from recently tilled farm fields, and 3 storms that occurred in early 2011, resulting in 378 storms for the descriptive analysis of storm characteristics.
When a severe dust storm hit the Middle East back in April 2015, extremely low visibility resulted in hundreds of road accidents, dozens of flight delays, and even school closures.