AMARILLO, Texas (AP) — Forecasters say a dust storm virtually engulfed the Texas Panhandle overnight.
The National Weather Service says a cold front that moved southwards through the Panhandle Tuesday night carried winds of up to 60 mph and spread dirt picked up from Colorado and Kansas.
Forecaster Nicholas Fenner (FEN'-er) in Amarillo said Wednesday that the storm threw dust about 2,000 feet into the air. Fenner says the storm reached as far north as Oklahoma Panhandle and as far south as Lubbock, Texas.
He says the dust was so heavy that evidence of the storm turned up on National Weather Service radar.
The Texas Department of Public Safety says no injuries have been reported in the dust storm.