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75 mph ‘Calima’ Sandstorm Chokes Canary Islands Forcing School Closures and Grounding/Re-Routing Flights

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75 mph ‘Calima’ Sandstorm Chokes Canary Islands Forcing School Closures and Grounding/Re-Routing Flights

The tight pressure gradient between high and low pressure helped generate a powerful and highly disruptive ‘calima’ wind/sandstorm from Sahara across the Canary Islands. The hot, dusty, sandy easterly ¬†gale-force winds turned skies thick red and orange with visibility dropping from 5 miles to less than 1 mile in minutes as choking sand blew through […]

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