Massive dust storm blows through NW Kansas

Strong winds and dust overtook the northwest part of the state fueled by a dry cold front.
Published: Dec. 2, 2022 at 4:03 PM CST
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COLBY, Kan. (KWCH) - A powerful but dry cold front moved through northwest Kansas on Friday and it carried a lot of dust.

“Advancing walls of dust like this created by strong synoptic gradient winds are called haboobs,” said Storm Team 12 Meteorologist Cassie Wilson.

The dust could be seen from space as it moved across the state.

Viewers who live in the area submitted photos and videos of the storm as it appeared to swallow some towns as it moved across the state. The strong winds also created some hazards for drivers along I-70 as they faced visibility issues from the blowing dust.