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Thursday, June 13, 2013
Desert Dust Devil
According to Wikipedia, a dust devil is a strong, well formed whirlwind ranging from small (a foot or two wide and 6' tall) to large (more than 30' wide and 3000' tall). The primary vertical motion is upward, and they are only rarely strong enough to pose a threat to people or property. As I was looking out in the direction of Coyote Dry Lake in Joshua Tree last weekend, I noticed this dust level form and grow and then disappear, all in about 5-10 minutes time. Pretty impressive!
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