Friday, October 19, 2012
Winds Kicked Up Plains Dust and Carried It Into the Southeast
But what you were seeing and even possibly tasting was in fact dust that was kicked up on Thursday, 10/18, across the Plains and blown southeastward into the Southeastern U.S. The dust was easily kicked up as farm fields had been recently harvested and plowed and conditions have continued to be dry. Then, mix in a strong storm system with strong, gusty winds and you have a dust storm. The dust was so thick on Thursday, at times, that interstate I-35 had to be closed in Oklahoma.
The dust should continue to filter out as it moves further east into Saturday.