VIDEO: Sandstorm covers capital city

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (CNN) – A massive sandstorm hit the Saudi Arabian capital of Riyadh Friday, enveloping parts of the city in a cloud of gritty dust.  It turned day into night in a matter of minutes.

CNN I-Reporter Mujahid Latif shot this video of the huge cloud of sand blowing in.

He tells CNN he’s never seen a storm of this size.

Latif says the powerful storm created a total black-out when it hit and shook the car he was in like a piece of paper.

Severe weather, including heavy rain and hail in some parts of the city, followed the sandstorm.