We have a sand storm forecast for tomorrow and for those of you who have not experienced one.
You will "taste" the khamsin before it hits
Try and not go outside if you can avoid it.. if you have to go out use cheap sunglasses to help keep the dust out of your eyes.
Keep all windows and doors tightly closed
If you have curtains/shutter use them.
Be prepared to be cleaning sand and dust up for weeks, the Christmas tree needles have nothing on the khamsin.
The Khamsin also carries large amounts of sand and dust making the sun go a deep orange and it is strange the first time you see it.
If your apartment is on a high floor you can generally see the storm coming, you can sit and watch the orange come closer and closer then make a run for it lol.
Khamsin in Arabic is of course 50... the winds blow for 50 days of the year.