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    Cool Satellite Picture of Massive Mexico Dust Storm

    By Grace Muller, AccuWeather.com Staff Writer
    May 20, 2012, 5:50:46 AM EDT


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    "A massive 200+ mile long dust storm developed along an outflow-assisted frontal boundary in northern Mexico (just south of the Rio Grande) late this afternoon. Note the super cell thunderstorms anchoring the east end of the dust cloud. This dust storm appeared similar in structure to the dust storm that swept through the Lubbock area Oct, 17, 2011. Weather observations are sparse in northern Mexico, but a report from the International Airport in Chihuahua indicated wind gusts exceeding 40 mph with surface visibilities to a half mile in sand and dust as the storm moved southward from near the Rio Grande deep into the desert areas over about a five-hour period. What a difference to be north of the track of the upper-level low pressure system."


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