While a winter storm barrels through the Midwest and Northeast, New Mexico and parts of Texas experienced weather quite different from snow Tuesday night, March 11, 2014.
Dust storms rolled through parts of New Mexico and Texas Tuesday night, reducing visibilities to near zero.
The storm was caused by a strong cold front moving through the north, according to AccuWeather Western U.S. Weather Expert Ken Clark.
"There were strong west winds ahead of the front that brought winds of 20 to 40 mph," Clark said. "A strong north wind developed with wind gusts up to 50+ mph that created the dust storm."
This radar image captured on Tuesday, March 11, 2014, shows the dust storm moving over Clovis, N.M.
Picking up dirt and sand, the winds blew through multiple towns in both states with the top of the dust storm reaching up to 10,500 feet, according to AccuWeather Meteorologist Frank Strait.
Along with the dust, the intensity of the storm classified it as a haboob in some areas, or an intense dust storm brought about by high winds.
A haboob appears on the horizon as the sun sets in Lubbock County in Wolfforth, Texas. (Photo/Melany Sarafis)
This aerial view of the haboob over Amarillo, Texas, was captured by Ryan Scott and shared on Twitter by his friend, @RaiderTex52. (Photo/Ryan Scott)
A view of the haboob and sunset is visible from the Texas Tech University campus on Tuesday, March 11, 2014. (Photo/Matt Mahalik)
Captured in western Texas, a haboob creates an ominous scene at sunset on Tuesday, March, 11, 2014. (Photo/Bruce Dennis)
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