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Arctic Haboob: Dust Storm Sweeps Over Colorado

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A dust storm seen from a plane passing over Colorado on Monday. Passenger Amanda Wicks took the photo during a flight from Los Angeles to Chicago.
A dust storm seen from a plane passing over Colorado on Monday. Passenger Amanda Wicks took the photo during a flight from Los Angeles to Chicago. Courtesy Amanda Wicks

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A passenger on a plane passing over Colorado captured this stunning aerial view of a dust storm on Monday. Amanda Wicks took the photo during a flight from Los Angeles to Chicago.

The Weather Channel explained that the dust storm - properly known as a haboob - was kicked up by high winds following behind the arctic front that is bringing cold temperatures to much of the country.

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