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Dust Storm

19 Oct 2012 04:29 AM
With a number of comparisons being made of this year to the years of the Dust Bowl Era (1930s), it only makes sense that a full blown dust storm visit the plains states now as well. A very large storm system generated a large area of strong winds on Thursday and kicked up a bunch of dust from Nebraska to Oklahoma. The featured image shows the combination of peak reported wind gust along with a true color image from the Aqua MODIS satellite. You can see the streak of brown just outside of the cloud shield from the storm complex. Peak winds were well above 50 mph and even reached 75 mph in some select locations.

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