Huge Dust Cloud Over Iran!

This interesting story from the NASA Earth Observatory:

"In early July 2009, a dust storm that had raged over Iraq for over a week, and earned the reputation as the worst in living memory, traveled eastward to Iran. Once the dust arrived, Tehran officials closed government offices and schools for two days, cancelled numerous domestic flights, and warned the elderly, children, and individuals in poor health to stay indoors, according to news reports.

Iranian state television reported that this storm brought the worst dust levels to the country in three decades."

 

From  http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=39231

Another reason to be glad we live in Texoma!

Take Care,

Steve LaNore

KXII-TV
 

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  • by Barbra Location: Tushka on Jul 9, 2009 at 06:45 PM
    The straightline winds we had 07/08/09 in Tushka were pretty awesome with a respectable amount of damage. However, when I think of our military and the weather temp's and dust storms they deal with, I feel blessed to be where I am because of where they are...fighting for me! Let's see what El Nino has in store!
  • by Chad Location: Oklahoma on Jul 9, 2009 at 06:11 PM
    The winds yesterday had to have gusted to about 70 mph here. A few bigger trees snapped. We had no power for almost 10 hours.
  • by anonymous Location: BONHAM on Jul 8, 2009 at 05:08 PM
    YEAH, WELL WE HAD A SORT OF A SAND, OR DIRT BLOWER AROUND 4 P.M. TODAY IN bONHAM, TEXAS. THE WEATHER AROUND HERE FEELS REALLY GREAT FOR THIS TIME OF THE YEAR.
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