Saharan Dust Storm  

The Saharan Dust Storm Event happened on February 26, 2000

Location of the event was:
      Western Coast of Africa

In the Country of Africa

The Abstract for Saharan Dust Storm:
A long-term drought has dominated North Africa particularly in the southern Sahara and Sahel regions since the early 1970s. These storms are extremely dry, cover a large area, have strong winds, absorb heat, and prevent cloud formation. On February 26, 2000 a massive dust storm, captured by satellite, blew off the northwest African desert blanketing hundreds of thousands of square miles of the eastern Atlantic Ocean with a dense dust cloud.