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On the afternoon of May 12, 2022 strong winds gusting to around 70mph behind a cold front lofted dust into the air. The cloud of dust quickly consolidated into a Dust Storm just behind the front as it pushed across southwest Nebraska. The Dust Storm produced near zero visibility and resulted in multiple vehicle accidents including a multi vehicle pileup on highway 30 near mile marker 160. This memorable event produced many stunning images that will not soon be forgotten!

GOES-East GeoColor satellite image of Dust Storm moving across southwest Nebraska during the afternoon of May 12, 2022.
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Dust storm in progress at 2:26PM MDT in Grant, Nebraska (image courtesy of Lacey Parker via Facebook). Dust cloud approaching the NWS North Platte, Nebraska Weather Forecast Office 4:16PM CDT. Dust Storm in progress at the NWS North Platte, Nebraska Weather Forecast Office 4:27PM CDT.
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