New Dust Bowl On the Way?

I note today feb 20, 2012  from weather.com:

“A developing storm system over the Plains will work in tandem and get a big boost from its upper level counterpart to help create powerful winds across eastern New Mexico, western Oklahoma and west Texas.

We’re talking winds gusting to 60 mph or even greater; sustained at 35 to 45 mph.

Westerly winds will help to kick up major dust across the region and create widespread areas of reduced visibility of one mile or less. ”

http://www.weather.com/outlook/weather-news/news/articles/gusty-winds-southwest_2012-02-20

and the storm did hit:

https://news.google.com/news/more?q=texas+dust+storm&hl=en&client=gmail&rls=gm&prmd=imvns&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.,cf.osb&biw=1366&bih=566&wrapid=tlif132978982829110&um=1&ie=UTF-8&ncl=dDS_jrc3nSW5qCMy8g6hczosayMCM&ei=n_tCT5-iIuTe2QW60aiUCA&sa=X&oi=news_result&ct=more-results&resnum=1&ved=0CCoQqgIwAA

and there is this from just last October WaPo:

Biggest dust storm in decades hits Texas

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/blogpost/post/texas-dust-storm-biggest-in-us-in-decades-turns-sky-red-and-black-videos/2011/10/18/gIQA0lBJuL_blog.html

and there’s this from the christian science monitor “Adapting to the new dust bowl”

http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/Green-Economics/2011/1020/Adapting-to-the-new-dust-bowl

and this from the ny times:

“1937 Severe Dust Storm in Oklahoma”

“One of the worst dust storms in history today [Feb. 16] blotted eleven counties in Oklahoma. Black clouds of dirt were whipped over the plains by a storm of gale velocity. They covered buildings and persons with a black smudge which served as a somber prophecy to anxious farmers of the dust bowl, which holds more potential disaster this year because of the floods. Experts said the situation in Oklahoma is critical. Texas also suffered the most intense dust storm of the year and expected it would be worse in a few days. Raging from the Panhandle to the south of Dallas, the dust obscured the sun as far south as San Antonio.”

 http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/17/opinion/100-75-50-years-ago.html

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