A blog about weather, climate, and science. Occasionally, we'll post on other topics of interest.
Friday, July 14, 2017
Images from a time-lapse captured by the NWS at El Paso from earlier today.
The center photo shows a "haboob" moving across I-10 and the Union Pacific Railroad west of El Paso. A haboob is triggered by a thunderstorm. The cold air that pours out of a thunderstorm is heavier than the warmer air surrounding the thunderstorm. So, it clings to the ground while picking up dust.