It is definitely sand storm season here in Iraq and we have had quite a few lately that have lasted a couple of days. They are definitely zero fun as EVERYTHING is coated in sand and dust, including your entire respiratory system! Below are a few pics to give you a sense of what they are like. They were taken around 3 in the afternoon.
Same view on a clear day (this was taken during the Inaugural Raft Race in case you forgot)
Here is a pic to kind of give you a sense of the color difference from outside compared to inside. The orange is not funny Photoshop work. That is the actual color of the air due to all the dust and sand in it. Doesn't it look just yummy! =)