Canary Islands hit by massive African dust storm
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The weather event known as the "Calima" came to Canary Islands again on Saturday afternoon. Strong winds blowing out of Western Sahara brought massive dust storm to northern Canaries, leading to cancelation of all flights in and out of Gran Canaria and all flights leaving Tenerife, due to severely impacted visibility.
Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura and Lanzarote are among the most affected locations. To see the extent of the storm, check out the webcams on Windy and the videos shared via Twitter (embeded below).
The storm is so huge it's visible from space as you can see in the satellite loop from 12 a.m. to 6 p.m. UTC today.
also shown in "aerosol" layer
... AOD 1.4 is highly correlated to reduced visibility