What is another word for sandstorm?

Pronunciation: [sˈandstɔːm] (IPA)

A sandstorm is a weather phenomenon that is common in arid regions where the sand is picked up by the wind and blown across the land. It can cause low visibility and sometimes lead to respiratory problems. There are several synonyms for the word sandstorm. These include: dust storm, haboob, sand dune storm, sandstorm squall, and khamsin. A dust storm is similar to a sandstorm, but it is composed of smaller particles of dust carried by the wind. A haboob is a type of intense dust storm that is common in North Africa and the Middle East. A sand dune storm is a type of sandstorm that occurs when the wind blows sand from a dune. A sandstorm squall is a sudden, violent sandstorm. Finally, a khamsin is a hot, dry wind that carries sand and dust across the desert.

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Usage examples for Sandstorm

The sandstorm had lasted barely thirty minutes.
"In the Musgrave Ranges"
Jim Bushman
The sandstorm had left the white boys weak, and as they had already stinted themselves of water for the last day and a half, they were in no condition to meet this new calamity.
"In the Musgrave Ranges"
Jim Bushman
He would naturally have thought that his former companions had either been killed or carried off, and as the sandstorm had covered up all tracks, he would not have known which way to follow them.
"In the Musgrave Ranges"
Jim Bushman

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