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Dust storm hits Lubbock

Posted on: October 17, 2011 7:00 pm
Edited on: October 17, 2011 7:17 pm

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Posted by Tom Fornelli

That photo above is not doctored in any way, and was taken by Texas Tech's associate director/athletics communications for football Scott Lacefield. It's of a giant dust storm that has hit Lubbock, Texas and is literally blocking out the sky.

This really doesn't have an effect on the Texas Tech football team, as the Red Raiders play in Oklahoma this weekend, but I figured the picture is just so amazing I had to share it here with the rest of you.

No word as of yet if this could all be part of Texas A&M athletic director Bill Byrne's plan for revenge.

Since: Aug 19, 2006
Posted on: October 21, 2011 5:08 pm

My bad

I forgot that parts of Texas have been experience extreme drought conditions....I hope that gets turned around, It is kinda tough to keep dust down when it is so dry like that.

You can have some of the rain Ive had up here if I could find anyway to get it to you

Since: Oct 18, 2011
Posted on: October 18, 2011 4:07 am

Dust storm hits Lubbock

We do have great erosion practices, but when it only rains 3.5 inches, it is kind of hard to control anything.  We usually have anywhere from 20-25 inches of rain right about now.  It is super dry.  

Since: Aug 19, 2006
Posted on: October 17, 2011 9:53 pm

Dust storm hits Lubbock

Man, youd think they would try and get a handle on erosion around there...I mean cmon

loess will be everywhere.....

Since: Aug 25, 2006
Posted on: October 17, 2011 7:19 pm

Dust storm hits Lubbock

thats some crazy shizz..but it is a cool pic for sure

Since: Sep 17, 2007
Posted on: October 17, 2011 7:04 pm

Dust storm hits Lubbock

Does this mean Texas Tech will now host the innaugural BCS Dust Bowl?
I'm sorry, I couldn't resist.

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