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Recent cold front stirs quite a scene

1 year ago Wednesday, March 12, 2014 3:45:35 PM CDT March 12, 2014 Wednesday, March 12 2014 Mar 12, 2014 in Weather

The cold front that swept through our region on Wednesday, eliminating clouds and returning the sun, stirred up a lot more than just the winds in portions of New Mexico and Texas.

A sharp change in wind direction led to strong northerly winds, which kicked up a wall of dust, also known as a haboob, for our more arid neighbors to the west.

Haboobs can be created by cold fronts in the United States, but are more often created when decaying thunderstorms send a burst of air to the surface forcing dust upward and outward from the area beneath the storm.

Nothing like that is anticipated in Southeastern Louisiana of course. Just expect a continued northerly breeze and a chilly morning on Thursday.

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