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It’s just dirt, how bad can it be?
« on: May 17, 2013, 02:01:37 PM »
It’s just dirt, how bad can it be?

Sandstorms occur in arid climates when wind picks up lighter particles from the soil which take flight in a large, traveling cloud. Visibility is reduced, power can fail, and the wind can result in property loss. This can have devastating effects on soil quality, as nutrients are displaced. Lightning is commonly observed in sandstorms in part because the particles become polarized.

In 2011, a dust cloud 3 km (10,000 ft) high rolled over Phoenix, Arizona traveling 97 kph (60 mph).

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