The winds are whipping through Lubbock, Tex. with dust swirling through the air.
"The dust storm just gave us a preview of West Texas during a nuclear winter," a dust storm witness Will McKay tweeted.
Around 6:30 pm local time, winds were sustained at 39 mph, but gusting to 64 mph. At that time, there had been no damage reports by the National Weather Service.
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What caused the dust storm? It's "partly because they're in that terrible drought," AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Frank Strait said.
"When you have winds blowing over 60 mph in Lubbock, like they have been, it makes you prone to dust storms. When the soil gets really dry, this year is an extreme example of it, you start getting blowing dust out there. You can kick up quite a bit of dust and lower the visibility. It can make everything dirty too, ha, which is no fun."
The strong winds also downed numerous power lines in Lubbock, while causing damage to an airport hanger and the roof of a fire department nearby.
"dust storm of the century. #lubbockproblems," Twitter user kmagier said.
"In case you've never seen a Panhandle/South Plains dust storm... #crazy" Nicole Guthrie tweeted.
"Have to shower after being outside in this tornado of dust! #sandyteeth," dust storm witness Tracey Clem tweeted.
"Take cover! Dust storm!" Carrie Skinner tweeted.
Severe storms may erupt from Texas to Wisconsin on Monday as the storm system that spawned several tornadoes across the Plains on Saturday and Sunday shifts slowly to the east.
Several tornadoes touched down from Oklahoma to Iowa, including near Wichita, Kan., and Oklahoma City, on Sunday.
A slow-moving storm resulted in a week of below-normal temperatures that will likely continue into the week.
Several tornado reports have come out of the Midwest this evening, impacting areas around Wichita and Oklahoma City.
Heavy rain returning to the northern Plains will generate a renewed flood threat for the Red River.
Keep up to date on the severe thunderstorm outbreak unfolding across the Plains by tracking local radars.
Record rainfall during thunderstorms at Beaumont (4.22 inches in 6 hours) and Port Arthur (about 6 inches in 8 hours).
Lubbock, TX (1996)
105 degrees, all time May record.
New England (1763)
"The 19th day of May, 1793, a bad storm of hail and rain and very cold following which froze the ground and puddles of water." by Ebenser Byles, Town Clerk of Ashford.