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Haboob Brings Intense Wind, Dust and Cold to Texas

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The weather phenomenon known as a haboob howled through northwest Texas on Tuesday night, kicking up major dust and creating some striking images.

The intense dust storm carried wind up to 55 mph and reduced visibility as it ripped through the city of Lubbock around 8 p.m. local time (9 p.m. ET), reported NBC affiliate KCBD in Lubbock. A wind advisory remained in effect until 3 a.m. Wednesday.

While parts of the country basked in milder weather, the haboob came with a strong cold front that put the wind chill in the 20s.

Haboobs in the U.S. are more typical in arid Arizona, where rain-cooled air can swirl from thunderstorms, according to The Weather Channel.

Social media users posted photos of Tuesday's haboob on Twitter:

— Erik Ortiz

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