Dust Storm in Northern Mexico • Earth.com

Last update: June 25th, 2019 at 3:00 pm

On Wednesday, April 15, 2003, strong winds blew dust from northern Mexico up into the United States, affecting Texas and New Mexico. In New Mexico at least two people were killed when blowing dust reduced visibility and caused a multiple car accident. This true-color Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) of the storm was captured by the Aqua satellite, and it shows the blowing dust centered in the image.

Credit: Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

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