Dust storm hits Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Now here’s a type of weather we don’t see around these parts! Embedded below is a clip taken from a cell-phone video camera by a person in a high-rise office building as a major dust storm blows into the capital city of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Pretty amazing! It is not a time-lapse, so the dust actually envelopes the city that fast. Visibility was reduced to about 500 meters (about 1650 feet, or 1/3 mile) and the city was said to have taken on an orange hue, which is evident in the second video below. For reference, the skyscraper in the first video is the Al Faisaliyah Center, which according to Wikipedia is 267 meters tall (875 feet, 44 stories).

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