Category Archives: Blowing Dust Detection (Split-window technique)

10 November 2014 Colorado Dust Storm Matched to Aircraft Photo

By Steve Miller (CIRA) This blog entry is in Powerpoint show format, click on the link below to view the Powerpoint show: Powerpoint show file

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More dust – this time amidst the clouds – 29 April 2014 case

A recent post took a look at the CIRA dust products for the widespread blowing dust event across the Southern Plains behind a strong cold front on 27 April.  The associated upper-level trough moved into the middle of the nation … Continue reading

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April 27 – Severe weather followed by blowing dust across the Plains

The extensive outbreak of severe weather on Sunday 27 April (see SPC plot of reports below in Figure 1) made headlines with many destructive tornadoes.  A strong cold front associated with an intense low lifting out of the Rockies led … Continue reading

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More blowing dust with strong cold front on 11 March 2014

A strong cold front moved south across the High Plains on Tuesday afternoon and evening, bringing an episode of blowing dust with it.  Here we look at what happened and how it appeared with some GOES-R Proving Ground products that … Continue reading

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A look at the 16 Jan 2014 dust storm in eastern Colorado using VIIRS imagery

Strong winds coupled with dry soil led to widespread blowing dust across the eastern plains of Colorado and areas east on Thursday 16 January 2014.  A short video clip shows the blowing dust obscuring visibilities in Logan County in far … Continue reading

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