Haboob over Nebraska on 05-12-22 seen by GOES-16

May 12th, 2022 |

GOES-16 provided a view of a haboob over Nebraska on 05-12-2022. A haboob is an intense dust storm or “wall of dust” that occurs in dry conditions in high winds, which were recorded in Nebraska up to 80 mph. Haboobs can bring low visibility and even no-visibility blackouts that cause road closures. These dust storms are typically rare in the midwest. However, moderate drought conditions have made dust available in the Plains region. Similar dust storms were reported in areas of South Dakota and Iowa as the same system moved eastward.

A haboob, an intense dust storm indicated by a red arrow, is shown by a GOES-16 true color animation on 05-12-2022 from 20:00 to 22:00UTC over southern Nebraska. This visualization is available in RealEarth.

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