Storm Swallowed By Massive Dust Cloud
Rig Swallowed By Massive Dust Cloud
On June 5, 2019 a few rigs were swallowed by massive dust storm in the Big Spring area in Texas.
It is not too often that images with crazy dust storms like this are seen & the members of Drillers Club caught them for us & we have them here below.
If you scroll down to the bottom of the page. Dexter has the whole event captured on video which is pretty spectacular.
Once in a life time shots here folks check them out!
Welcome To The Thunder Dome
How It Happens
During thunderstorm formation, winds move in a direction opposite to the storm’s travel, and they move from all directions into the thunderstorm.
When the storm collapses and begins to release precipitation, wind directions reverse, gusting outward from the storm and generally gusting the strongest in the direction of the storm’s travel.
How Big Can They Get?
This wall of dust can be up to 100 km (62 mi) wide and several kilometers in elevation. At their strongest, haboob winds often travel at 35–100 km/h (22–62 mph), and they may approach with little or no warning.
Often rain does not appear at ground level as it evaporates in the hot, dry air (a phenomenon known as virga). The evaporation which cools the rushing air even further and accelerates it. When the rain does persist, it can contain a considerable quantity of dust. Mud Storms have been seen in the past, only with severe cases though.
Eye and respiratory system protection is advisable for anyone who must be outside during a haboob.