Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 10/18/2011

Texas dust storm, biggest in U.S. in decades, turns sky red and black (videos)

Some pretty incredible videos have emerged from Monday night’s dust storm in Texas, the biggest dust storm in the United States in decades.

(Image via YouTube)
In a scene reminiscent of the 1930s Dust Bowl, Lubbock, Texas went from light to dark in an instant, as the 8,000 foot dust cloud, traveling at a whizzing 70 mph, swept through.

Watch footage from Lubbock, gathered via social media curator Storyful:

The dust cloud was yet another result of the drought in West Texas, which is still at its most severe and has killed crops and oyster production this year.

The National Weather Service in Lubbock says there is a “high likelihood” that 2011 could be the driest ever across the South Plains.

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