Highlights of an 8 hour, 300 mile drive through a severe dust
storm on March 11, 2014 ... that began 40 miles west of Clayton, New Mexico and
ended in Texas, somewhere between Childress and Wichita Falls with the last 3
hours at night.
Throughout the entire dust storm drive ... the wind constantly
blew over 30-40 mph with gusts exceeding 60 mph and many zero visibility driving
episodes ... including several over 20 seconds and one blinding 90 second red
wall of dust coming off a farm field.
Along with dust hitting the car...
were thousands of tumbleweeds that at times looked like a herd of jack rabbits
hopping across the highway. Then there were all the other flying objects
including small rocks, bugs, and anything else the howling wind picked-up.
Once the blowing dust subsided ... the high winds continued 200+ miles
beyond Fort Worth, Texas ... as it was all caused by a strong Canadian cold
A frightening, perilous experience not recommended for anyone!