Blowing dust in Texas

December 15th, 2020 |

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

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

As was seen 2 days earlier, a plume of blowing dust developed across the Texas Panhandle in the wake of a cold frontal passage, and was transported southeastward across western Texas on 15 December 2020 — GOES-16 (GOES-East) Dust RGB images (above) displayed signatures of this airborne dust (brighter shades of pink).

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. A few of the point sources of the dust appeared to beds lake beds near the Texas/New Mexico border, areas which were experiencing extreme to exceptional drought conditions.

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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