Photo Credit: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (Screenshot from video below)

Photo Credit: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (Screenshot from video below)

As winds stronger than 60 miles per hour hit Colorado last Friday, a massive dust storm rolled through the state that was large enough to be spotted from space.

The three-second video below captures the movement of the storm near the Colorado-Kansas border via satellite over two hours. To put this scene into perspective, note the Front Range mountains on the left edge of the frame.

As could be expected, the dust storm wreaked havoc in the impacted area, resulting in multiple wrecks and a fatality. The video below captures what this looked like at the surface level.

While traveling around Colorado, it's important to be aware of warnings and advisories posted by official sources, including the National Weather Service and Colorado Department of Transportation. This is where the most up-to-date official information can be found.

Director of Content and Operations

Spencer McKee manages the OutThere Colorado digital publication as the Director of Content and Operations. In his spare time, Spencer loves to rock climb, trail run, and mountain bike. Follow along with his adventures on Instagram at @spence.outside


Get OutThere

Signup today for free and be the first to get notified on new updates.

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.