The conspiracy theories are running rampant in my head. I’m still thinking we should pack our stuff and get out of here before dark but (1) Vince doesn’t agree with me and (2) We have a lot of stuff and it isn’t long til dark.
This morning Vince went to town (dentist) and he came home telling me about how weird it looked towards town. The city sits in a hole . . more like a bowl. I’m sure there was a reason for building it there but I’ve never tried to figure it out. We’re somewhat out of town and we’re up higher so, from our direction, it really looks like the city is down in a hole.
Vince said that this morning, heading towards town from here, it was just a brown “cloud” hovering over the city. He said it looked like a very fine brown spider web covering the city. He said once he was in town, it seemed hazy but it didn’t look as bad as it looked from here.
From my vantage point in my chair, looking towards town, it looks smoky.
I just saw this on Facebook.
Interesting! It’s the first time we’ve seen this since we’ve lived here. We’ve seen dust storms but not where they settled over the city like this.
Totally off topic but I wanted to thank you for all your interesting posts. I have learned so much from you. My Komo grain grinder just arrived and I’m making rye bread. Besides scaring the Dachshunds it worked great. Cannot wait til it comes out of the oven and you just know that I will be cutting it asap and slathering it with butter. Keep the info coming please.
Mary M says
Having lived through way too many dust storms in Midland Tx, I could see and smell the dust where I am this morning. So glad I no longer live in that part of Texas.
We’ve got crazy wind and dust here in central OK
Judy Laquidara says
I heard y’all had crazy wind today.
The max wind gusts according the the OK Mesonet had a high of 74 mph in northwest OK. The panhandle had 60-70s, the middle diagonal of the state had 40-50s and the southeast part of the state had 30s. The temps have cooled down for a day and then we’re back up in the 90s.
Lots of DUST, FIRES and much cooler weather today in the Panhandle. We sure do NEED some rain.
Nelle Coursey says
After living in this county for 70+ years I can assure you this is normal for here. There are a lot of dust storms and there used to be more of them when I was a kid. I remember not even being able to see the road in front of our house because it was so bad. Daddy used to take a washcloth or his handkerchief, wet it and put it across our noses so we could breathe. The humidity here today was 7% or at least it was the last time I looked. Also all my life I have heard that Brownwood sits in the mouth of a volcano. Would not be surprised! If you notice, there are hills all around it. Makes sense to me. LOL
I wonder if it came from the tropical storm that moved up from the Gulf of Mexico? We got quite a bit of rain yesterday before it moved off, but I know the edges can cause all kinds of odd weather.
Susan Nixon says
Air inversions are common in cities like L. A. and Phoenix, and it all just sits there until it … uninverts? LOL I don’t know the proper term, but it usually takes a good windy rain to upset it, and fortunately it’s mostly a winter thing, so there is a rain now and then.