Oklahoma Dust Storm

Two evenings ago, a dust storm spanning from the Texas Panhandle to the Oklahoma Panhandle whipped through the area, throwing dust nearly 2,000 feet into the air.  The dust storm marked the leading edge of a very strong cold front, and featured winds gusting to 73 mph near Goodwell, OK and Tradewind Energy’s Goodwell Wind Project. Images below (courtesy of Oklahoma Mesonet) show the storm. The last image shows the surface weather map at the time, with the cold front very evident (and crudely annotated) with strong northerly winds behind it and strong southwesterly winds out in front.