Today has been cloudy all day. For the most part it is sunny pretty much every single day with no clouds. Tonight it started to get really windy and cold. We're all climatized to 120-130 and sometimes 140 degrees during the summer. So, 70 degrees feels cold to us. At approximately 11 PM local, all a sudden a sand storm hits. I haven't seen one for about 6 or 7 months, and I this is like the first Sand storm since the war started that hit Baghdad. The visibility went from unlimited to a few hundred feet in just a few minutes. They just seem to come out of no where. I hope this doesn't last too long. I am from the midwest, so sand storms are something I am still not really used to.