Blowing dust in New Mexico and Texas

December 13th, 2020 |

GOES-16 Dust RGB images [click to play animation | MP4]

GOES-16 Dust RGB images [click to play animation | MP4]

GOES-16 (GOES-East) Dust RGB images (above) displayed signatures of blowing dust (brighter shades of pink) moving southward across far southeastern New Mexico and southwestern Texas on 13 December 2020. Strong winds behind a cold front — gusting in excess of 40 knots or 46 mph — reduced surface visibility to 2.5 miles at Hobbs, New Mexico (KHOB) and 1 mile at Midland, Texas (KMAF).

GOES-16 True Color RGB images created using Geo2Grid (below) showed the tan-colored signature of blowing dust increase during the afternoon hours leading up to sunset.

GOES-16 True Color RGB images [click to play animation | MP4]

GOES-16 True Color RGB images [click to play animation | MP4]

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