Strong winds caused by a powerful storm moving through the Plains, produced a massive dust storm in eastern Colorado, Kansas and Nebraska on December 15, 2021.
Strong wind gusts in excess of 160 km/h (100 mph) closed roads and knocked out power to more than 200 000 customers in Kansas and Colorado.
Many areas reported blinding dust storm, with zero or near-zero visibility.
"DUST BOWL 2021" This video from Main Street in Elkhart, Kan. is just one example of the severe conditions wind and dust are creating across Kansas. https://t.co/RaVNioniQB #kwch12 #storm12 #kswx pic.twitter.com/n2QJdzX0RJ
— KWCH Eyewitness News (@KWCH12) December 15, 2021
Wow. This was in western Kansas on I-70. The family was heading back to KC from Denver. #9News
— Kelly Reinke (@KellyReinkeTV) December 15, 2021
'It's zero visibility': Blinding #duststorm moving at 90mph 'hurricane-strength' winds blanket HALF of #Kansas and knock out power to nearly 120,000 people: 18-wheelers topple over and roads become no-go zones pic.twitter.com/W8n21obL93
— Hans Solo (@thandojo) December 16, 2021
Featured image credit: NOAA/GOES-16, RAMMB/CIRA, TW. Acquired at 20:40 UTC on December 16, 2021
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