blowing sand

blowing sand

[¦blō·iŋ ¦sand]
(meteorology)
Sand picked up from the surface of the earth by the wind and blown about in clouds or sheets.
References in classic literature ?
A brisk wind enveloped them in the blowing sand of the desert, until Tarzan's lips were parched and cracked.
They marched, jaw-bound against blowing sand, across the salt desert to Jodhpur, where Mahbub and his handsome nephew Habib Ullah did much trading; and then sorrowfully, in European clothes, which he was fast outgrowing, Kim went second-class to St Xavier's.
What wind speed occurred on Mars then in order to cause a dust storm of that magnitude, and was it only dust with no blowing sand involved?
A major storm front was expected to move into the country overnight from the northwest, bringing with it strong winds, increased cloud, rain and blowing sand.
The PRS can withstand a variety of adverse environmental conditions, including high humidity, blowing sand, rain, and extreme heat/cold.
The National Centre of Meteorology and Seismology warns that weather will be hazy and dusty with moderate winds blowing sand into the air for today and most of Monday.
Vision is restricted by the blowing sand and the result has been a large number of traffic accidents, including some mass pileups, like that seen in the photo at lower right.
The decision was based on the fact that the strong winds and blowing sand would impede visibility for spectators apart from the flight of both falcons and pigeons.
Strong gusts of wind blowing sand in our eyes forced yet another retreat from the beach next morning.
Should the forest go, Newborough, Dwyran and Malltraeth would be very vulnerable from the strong winds blowing sand into their villages, as it is locals can walk in this area, even during adverse weather conditions to gain protection from the trees, and they do.
REC Peak Energy Series solar panels recently received a "desert-proof" accreditation for passing the Blowing Sand Test according to IEC 60068 protocol by SGS, the world's leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company.
The NCMS said motorists need to be cautious on roads due to poor visibility and blowing sand.