Dust Devil Rips Across Field in North West Illinois

A dust devil was seen moving through a field near Raritan, Illinois, on Tuesday, May 2.

Video recorded by Amber Robinson shows the spout ripping through a cropped field. Robinson told Storyful she was driving on Highway 67 during low-visibility.

“There was a brown haze all around the horizon because so much dust and dirt from the fields was blowing around. We were coming up on our turn when we thought we saw smoke in the distance, but then I realized I was rotating, and it crossed the highway in front of us,” Robinson said.

The National Weather Service issued a wind concern on Tuesday, warning low-visibility because of freshly tilled fields.

Illinois State Police were forced to stop traffic in Montgomery County amid the wind and dust conditions. Credit: Amber Robinson via Storyful

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