COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Monday’s storm front that dropped temperatures by as much as 50 degrees in 24 hours also created a large dust storm that was visible from space.
As the Arctic air moved south, it picked up dust in southeastern Colorado and created a Haboob.
Amanda Wicks was flying from Los Angeles to Chicago when she saw the leading edge of the storm. She took a photo and posted it on Twitter.
— Amanda Wicks (@aawicks) November 11, 2014
You can clearly see the boundary between the cold front and the warmer air it is pushing out of the way.
The National Weather Service also posted a photo of the Haboob from one of its satellites.
— NWS WPC (@NWSWPC) November 10, 2014
All of this is due to the weather system that brought freezing temperatures to much of the U.S. caused by remnants of a typhoon in the Bering Sea.
The system has altered the direction of the jet stream. Cold air that usually sits in Canada has been directed downward into the central U.S.
In Colorado, temperatures on Monday went from 64 at Denver International Airport in the morning to low 30s by noon. Tuesday was forecast to be even colder with a high of 19.
Wednesday will see the lowest temperatures with a forecast high of only 11.