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Strong winds kick up dust storm in parts of West Texas

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An enormous wall of dirt raced across West Texas at speeds exceeding 60 mph.  (Twitter) An enormous wall of dirt raced across West Texas at speeds exceeding 60 mph. (Twitter)

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) -- Strong winds have kicked up a dust storm in parts of West Texas.

Forecasters blamed strong thunderstorms northwest of Lubbock for producing an outflow that lifted considerable amounts of dust on Wednesday, causing what's known as a haboob. The National Weather Service said visibility dropped quickly in the Lubbock area as the wall of dirt passed.

Winds topped 60 mph (96 kph) on Wednesday as skies darkened in some areas.

Forecasters advised people to stay indoors.

Thunderstorms were expected to decrease Thursday, giving way to mostly sunny skies.

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