Plumes of blowing dust visible on #GOES16 satellite imagery this afternoon. Lots of reports of blowing dust being picked up near Pena Boulevard/DIA, then lofted and racing southeast across the Colorado plains. #COwx pic.twitter.com/0cRRLNwrw6— NWS Boulder (@NWSBoulder) March 5, 2018
It was so windy yesterday that I could feel the little peach fuzz on my head blowing in the wind, and I am bald... True story.
It was also so windy yesterday that parts of Colorado saw speeds as high as tornado caliber. Fort Collins saw the states strongest gusts, somewhere around 70 mph, or that of an F1 tornado.
With wind comes dust, and obviously with that much wind, comes a lot of dust. So much dust that the National Weather Service satellites actually could see the dust from space...