Strong winds kick up dust storm in West Texas, Lubbock

4 years 10 months 2 weeks ago Thursday, June 06 2019 Jun 6, 2019 June 06, 2019 8:53 AM June 06, 2019 in News - AP Texas Headlines

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - Weather experts say a dust storm has blown through parts of West Texas with winds topping 60 mph.

The National Weather Service in Lubbock issued a dust storm warning through Wednesday evening as the weather system caused the sky to darken in some areas.

Forecasters blamed strong thunderstorms northwest of Lubbock for producing an outflow that lifted consider amounts of dust, causing what's known as a haboob (uh-BOOB'). The National Weather Service said visibility dropped quickly in the Lubbock area as the wall of dirt passed.

Forecasters advised people to stay indoors amid gusts that exceeded 60 mph.

The Lubbock-area forecast says thunderstorms were expected to decrease Thursday, giving way to mostly sunny skies.

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