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Strong Winds Carrying Dust Across Northwest China

36.2N 97.0E

March 9th, 2013 Category: Dust Storms

China – March 9th, 2013

A large dust storm has been greatly affecting visibility and disrupting traffic across Xinjiang Uygur and other provinces in northwest China (click here for previous images). Visibility along key highways has been reduced to less than 50 meters.

The dust storm is tied to a cold front sweeping across the country that, although it hasn’t had other strong meterological effects, has brought strong winds of 30 mph with gusts up to 50 mph, which, in turn, have picked up and carried large amounts of dust.

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