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A glance at the number of dust storms since 2010

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Posted: May 10, 2014 11:08 AM

Updated: May 10, 2014 11:08 AM

Dust storms are becoming more common in some of the driest areas of Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico. This count looks at dust storms from 2010-2014 where visibility was less than 3 miles, discounting fog and precipitation.

Lubbock, Texas

2014: 15 days

2013: 10 days

2012: 17 days

2011: 15 days

2010: 4 days

Amarillo, Texas

2014: 10 days

2013: 3 days

2012: 1 days

2011: 5 days

2010: 0 days

Guymon, Oklahoma:

2014: 5 days

2013: 0 days

2012: 0 days

2011: 4 days

2010: 0 days

Clayton, New Mexico:

2014: 5 days

2013: 8 days

2012: 6 days

2011: 2 days

2010: 1 day

Source: National Weather Service

Topics: Dust Bowl Dry-Dust Storm Glance

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