Massive dust storm sweeps through Colorado, Kansas and Nebraska, U.S.
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
If you value what we do here, create your ad-free account and support our journalism.
Your support makes a difference
Dear valued reader,
We hope that our website has been a valuable resource for you.
The reality is that it takes a lot of time, effort, and resources to maintain and grow this website. We rely on the support of readers like you to keep providing high-quality content.
If you have found our website to be helpful, please consider making a contribution to help us continue to bring you the information you need. Your support means the world to us and helps us to keep doing what we love.
Support us by choosing your support level – Silver, Gold or Platinum. Other support options include Patreon pledges and sending us a one-off payment using PayPal.
Thank you for your consideration. Your support is greatly appreciated.
Commenting rules and guidelines
We value the thoughts and opinions of our readers and welcome healthy discussions on our website. In order to maintain a respectful and positive community, we ask that all commenters follow these rules:
We reserve the right to remove any comments that violate these rules. By commenting on our website, you agree to abide by these guidelines. Thank you for helping to create a positive and welcoming environment for all.