Sunday, February 27, 2011

Impressive Imagery of West Texas Dust Storm / Wildfires

The above visible satellite image, taken a few moments ago, shows the continued advancement of a large dust cloud and also now shows smoke being produced by several large wildfires across West Texas and extreme Northwest Oklahoma.  

If you can't make out the leading edge of the dust cloud, or the smoke plumes, take a look at this loop of the last few hours of imagery.

Still can't make them out?  Take a look at this annotated image below:

The jagged yellow line marks roughly the leading edge of the dust cloud, while the red encircled areas indicate  smoke plumes coming off of the large wildfires.

Mandatory evacuations are in effect for portions of West Texas near these wildfires.  Check local media for the latest information in your area.

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