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New Year's Day Dust Storm

New Year's Day Dust Storm

Amidst one of the most intense droughts to grip Oklahoma since the Dust Bowl came the dust, once again. Several such events whipped across central Oklahoma during the fall and winter of 2005-6, but the most dense and memorable was on New Year's Day. Millions of tons of west Texas and eastern New Mexico became part of Oklahoma that afternoon in a familiar meteorological position: the dry slot, south of a powerful low pressure area. The dust got dense enough, at times, to reduce visibility to less than a mile and to blur objects as little as a hundred feet away.

1 E Arcadia OK (1 Jan 6) Looking SW