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Dust Storm over Iraq

October 16th, 2008 Category: Dust Storms

Sandstorm over Iraq - October 16th, 2008

Sandstorm over Iraq - October 16th, 2008

Here, we can see a dust storm in progress over Iraq. The sands reach all the way across the country, from south of Mosul, to Baghdad and down into Saudi Arabia. The Euphrates River is clearly visible to the left of the storm, though Lake Tharthar and Lake Razzaza are partially obscured by dust particles. The storm over Baghdad is reported to be very heavy.

North of the dust storm, Mosul is obscured by clouds; according to Iraqi weather services, the city is currently receiving some rain. Lake Urmia in Iran is partially covered by clouds, while Lake Van in Turkey is clearly visible.