Lubbock dust storm

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  1. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    Dust storm roils through Texas South Plains

    LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Winds gusting at more than 70 mph churned up a dust storm that roiled through the Texas South Plains during the Monday afternoon commute.

    Dust kicked up by westerly breezes ahead of a strong cold front restricted visibility in Lubbock to about 5 miles all afternoon, said National Weather Service Lubbock meteorologist Matt Ziebell.

    That was nothing compared to the 8,000-foot-high rolling dust cloud that moved through the city just before 6 p.m., dropping visibility to between zero and less than a quarter of a mile, Ziebell said.

    North winds gusting as high as 74 mph had begun forming the dust cloud about 100 miles north of Lubbock around 4:30 p.m., he said.

    "It went from light to dark, just like that," said Lubbock convenience store clerk Alma Williams. "I've never seen anything like it. It really scared me."
  2. Dawgs0916

    Dawgs0916 Will the Thrill

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    Definitely the worst one I've seen during my time here
  3. Chocolate Lab

    Chocolate Lab Run-loving Dino

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    My mom and dad both went to Tech and used to talk about walking to class with a damp rag over their faces just to breathe. Crazy stuff.
  4. trickblue

    trickblue Old Testament...

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    I thought this thread was about a minor league baseball team...
  5. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    It could have been about a high school team in Houston.


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