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WEEKLY WEATHER – DUST STORM

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WEEKLY WEATHER – DUST STORM weekly-weather

This week’s weather word prompt is Dust Storm.

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Weekly Weather: Dust Storm

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Living in west TX, we get lots of dust storms. They can happen any time, but mostly from January through March. These photos were taken out my back door during a couple. The first one was very strange. They said it was a haboob. It got really dark, and the sky was filled with red dirt for awhile. The other two was another sand/dust storm, but wasn’t that eerie red color. It gets so bad here at times, you can’t see good enough to drive down the highway, and there are accidents every time.

I’ve seen big walls of dirt rolling in, and that’s what they call them…walls of dirt. They can be seen for miles before they get to you, so you do have a little time to prepare, like closing windows, and tying things down outside so they don’t blow away.

The sand gets in the house through every little crack, even piling up in little drifts by the door and windows. Our eyes are gritty and it even gets in your mouth at times. The fact that there is so much dust in the air does make for some spectacular sunsets, and sunrises, too.

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The red haboob

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Dust/sand so thick you can’t see houses across the way

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