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Dust & Smoke Blow Into DFW From Panhandle

By Elizabeth Dinh & Giles Hudson | CBSDFW.COM
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DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Massive amounts of smoke and dust borne on the winds of a strong cold front blew into North Texas overnight from the Texas Panhandle, creating problems for area firefighters and for people who walked outside.

Fire departments in Dallas, Fort Worth, Arlington and other major cities responded to dozens of reports of smoke in the area — none of which panned out.

The source of the problem sits over 350 miles away, according to the National Weather Service in Fort Worth. “It’s mostly dust,” said NWS meteorologist Jesse Moore, “but there’s some smoke from a fire in the eastern Texas Panhandle.”

Moore blamed the issue on strong northwesterly winds from the front. Winds have gusted more than 30 mph at some NWS reporting stations in North Texas overnight. “We expect it to thin overnight and hopefully conditions will be better, but it’s going to take a while for the dust to settle out,” Moore said.

In the meantime, it has not been easy for people who had to venture out. “It’s tough out here,” one viewer said. “I’m sneezing and my eyes are watering.”

And, if you park outside, CBS 11 News meteorologist Larry Mowry said that you may find a thin layer of dust on your vehicle.

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