A Recap Of Our High Winds-Blowing Dust-Wildfires Thursday & Friday.

Blowing Dust & Smoke Plumes.

5:47 PM MDT Thursday, April 12, 2018.

Check out this time lapse satellite image of the blowing dust across southern New Mexico and West Texas courtesy of the El Paso, Texas National Weather Service Office Twitter Page.

Several wildfires broke out over the state on Thursday and continued into Friday. Take a look at the smoke plume from the rangeland fire near Crossroads Thursday afternoon. Smoke can be seen streaming well to the northeast into the southern Texas Panhandle. 

Blowing dust developed in Thursday afternoons high winds and continued into late Friday afternoon over much of the local area. Visibilities were particularly bad Friday afternoon in West Texas around the Orla area in northern Culberson County. At times you could not see more than 50 feet in front of you along U.S. Highway 285 near Orla. 

Blowing Dust On U.S. Hwy 285 Near Orla, Texas Friday Afternoon.



(Reported On Friday).



(Reported On Friday).










Temperatures At 3 PM MDT Friday.


Temperatures At 6 AM MDT This Morning.


NWS MesoWest Reported Low Temperatures This Morning.





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