blowing dust


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blowing dust

[¦blō·iŋ ′dəst]
(meteorology)
Dust picked up locally from the surface of the earth and blown about in clouds or sheets.
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Wind: Light to moderate Southeasterly becoming Northeasterly winds, freshening at times day time causing some blowing dust, with a speed of 20 30, reaching 40 km/hr.
Blowing dust and dirt may cause poor visibility, motorists were warned.
Winds will be light to moderate Southeasterly to Northeasterly, freshening at times causing blowing dust over some exposed areas, with a speed of 18 to 30 km per hour, reaching 40kmph.
"The winds will freshen at times, reaching 55kph with towering clouds, and causing blowing dust and sand with poor visibility at times over exposed areas, with an associated fall of temperatures.
Twelve separate vehicle accidents were attributed to low visibilities in blowing dust over a ten mile stretch, and involved at least twenty-seven vehicles including motorcycles and several large trucks.
A compressed-air knife for blowing dust off film in bag making and other converting processes is said to be the quietest on the market because of streamlined inner air flow.
There were also intervals of blowing dust when the sky was partially obscured.
Blowing dust in the American Southwest often carries large amounts of lead, cadmium, and arsenic.
Dr Chantal Nicholls, representing the Health and Safety Executive, which brought the prosecution, told the court that the hoses had been incorrectly used at the firm for blowing dust off workers' clothes.
Wind: Light to moderate Southeasterly becoming Northeasterly and Northerly winds, freshening at times causing blowing dust and sand, with a speed of 18 30, reaching 40 km/hr.
File picture: The National Centre of Meteorology said strong winds blowing at a speed of 35km/h can trigger blowing dust on Tuesday.
Wind: Light to moderate westerly to northwesterly freshening at times, causing blowing dust, with a speed of 20 - 30, reaching 40 km/hr.