Dust Storm Creates 'Whiteout' Before Main Event at Burning Man Festival

Strong wind caused blowing dust in Black Rock City, Nevada, on Saturday, September 3, the day of the main event of the nine-day Burning Man festival, according to the National Weather Service.

Attendees gathered in Black Rock City, a temporary metropolis dedicated to Burning Man from Sunday, August 28, to Tuesday, September 6, according to festival organizers. The annual festival’s principal event is the “Man” burning.

The festival was hit by a desert dust storm causing whiteout conditions according to Burning Man Project.

Videos posted by @Spottacus, which they said were filmed on Friday and Saturday, show gusts of wind blowing dust and the flaming effigy in Black Rock City. Credit: @Spottacus via Storyful

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