A severe sandstorm driven by strong northerly winds made conditions for the British soldiers in Kuwait truly appalling on the eve of battle.
Dust whipped up from vehicular traffic is comparable to a desert sandstorm .
The heavy sandstorm and strong winds that engulfed Baghdad on Tuesday ebbed a little in the early morning but resumed by noon, blowing as hard as they had a day earlier.
Knowing we were near the field, they urged us to return as expediently possible, since a strong sandstorm was approaching.
Every breath she took seemed as loud as the thundering wind of a sandstorm in the great Western Desert.
Strong winds blow a sandstorm through the camp when suddenly the sound of large artillery rounds is heard about 300 meters away.
Conditions were variable, to say the least - on one day, 40-knot winds brought rain and electrical storms, and a sandstorm lasted all day.
It's believed 75% of Petra lies under debris from sandstorms and flash floods.
While the forces sweat and toil in the heat and sandstorms of the desert, it is good for them to know things back home are going well.
Winter winds picked up quickly in the desert causing violent sandstorms every which way.