The haboob is captured from above by NOAA Satellites (Screenshot via Twitter. See full video below)

The haboob is captured from above by NOAA Satellites (Screenshot via Twitter. See full video below)

A massive dust storm occurred in Colorado on Sunday, greatly limiting visibility across Colorado's Eastern Plains.

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, a "haboob" occurred in eastern Colorado on October 11 that was 200 miles long and carried dust all the way to the Texas panhandle. According to the National Weather Service, a "haboob" is a dust storm that can create a blowing wall up to 10,000 feet high.

This natural phenomenon was captured in the video below:

This second video from NOAA Satellites captured the storm from above:

See a third video of the haboob below:

According to 9NEWS, wind speeds reached up to 70 miles per hour, but did not cause major damage.

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(2) comments


Derechos not Doritos.

Stupid autocorrect


Wow first we have Doritos now we have haboobs what could be next?

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