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Tacking on my comment from where this was posted in Skyporn since sources are hard for folks:
and the Photographer’s comment on it:
> (please click to view on black // canon 5d mark ii, canon 17-40mm f/4 l, 17mm, iso 400, f/5.0, 1/40th sec // buy print) Our third day of storm chasing ended up being the biggest challenge of them all. We ended up being nailed by a haboob/whale’s mouth near Tucumcari, and then spent the next 3 hours or so trying to get south of the storm to no avail. We were constantly on the east-southeast side and the inflow was so strong and so dusty, we couldn’t see the road at times, much less the sky. But on a few…a vast and expansive ceiling of bubbles stretching on for miles.
> And the lightning that flashed above seemed to weave its way through the bubbles like a snake.
> Faintly on the horizon in this photo you may get the idea of blowing dust. It was going from left to right and being pulled into the storm like it was being sucked up by a giant vacuum cleaner. I’d never seen anything like it. Just getting this shot took me holding the tripod down as well as being low to the road. Intense winds.
A few more images yet to come from our trip!