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Watch: Sandstorms from China Strike Japan

Yellow sand forces many indoors on unseasonably warm day
Updated 5:29 p.m. EDT Sunday, March 10, 2013.
Giant Sandstorm Swallows Up Yokohama in Japan

Sandstorms from China swept across eastern Japan this weekend, cutting visibility and forcing many indoors. Those who ventured outside often wore masks. The yellow dust originated in China's northern provinces and Mongolia. In Tokyo, Sunday reached a high of 25 degrees Celsius (77 Fahrenheit) - the warmest in March since recordkeeping began in 1876, according to national broadcaster NHK.

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OK to be fair the "from China" sand storm originated in central Asia and Mongolia

March 10 2013 at 6:57 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
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