Midwest dust storm possible this evening

The National Weather Service has issued the following Special Weather Statement as of 3:02 PM EDT on October 19, 2012

… A dust plume may spread over the western North Carolina
mountains late this afternoon…

Strong winds over the Central Plains yesterday kicked up a large plume of
dust. Circulation around low pressure centered over the southern
Great Lakes has pushed the dust plume eastward today. At 245 PM… high
resolution satellite images indicated that the leading edge of the
dust plume reached the western slopes of the southern Appalachian
Mountains… and southwest across northern Georgia and Alabama. The
dust plume will continue to move east… resulting in hazy
conditions across the North Carolina mountains. A few areas could
see visibility limited to a few miles at times.


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