Haboob Rolls Over Southwestern Kansas

Strong winds stirred up a powerful dust storm – also known as a haboob – in southwestern Kansas on Wednesday, May 18.

The National Weather Service (NWS) reported eastern-moving severe thunderstorms on Wednesday created a “massive cloud” of dust at the storm’s leading edge.

A cold front is expected to sweep across southern Kansas late on Thursday night, the NWS said, with strong north winds dropping temperatures by 40 degrees Fahrenheit by Saturday.

This video taken by Mike Kelly, who said he took it on Wednesday near Richfield, shows the haboob. Credit: Mike Kelly/@mike_kelly_24 via Storyful

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