Video Of The Blinding Dust Storm In Artesia, NM Today.
Blog updated at 7:00 AM MST Wed Feb 29, 2012. Today's NASA MODIS Visible Satellite Image Of NM. Sand Is Being Blown Northeastward From White Sands, And The Brown Splotches Are Blowing Dust Over Mexico, And Southeastern/Eastern New Mexico. 15-Vehicle Pile Up North Of Artesia Tuesday. Blowing dirt is blamed for this multi-car crash on U.S. Highway 285 north of Artesia early Tuesday afternoon, according to N.M. State Police. Officers were first called to a two-car collision at around 12:30 p.m., but a total of 15 vehicles eventually crashed into the pileup, said NMSP Sgt. Lawrence Murray. Ten people were hospitalized - eight of those transported by ambulance - but none were seriously injured, police said. Article is courtesy of the Carlsbad Current Argus. http:// www.currentargus.com/ ci_20066513 As of 2:30 PM MST this afternoon some of the stronger wind gusts that already been recorded include- WSMR - Salinas Peak (Sierra County) 107 mph WSMR - Museum 83 mph WSMR (EMRE) - NE of S