Milky Rain May Have Been Caused By Nevada Dust Storm

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The milky rain that hit the Tri-Cities and surrounding areas on Friday was probably caused by a large dust storm that happened Thursday in Northwest Nevada, according to the National Weather Service.

They said winds faster than 60 mps whipped across the Nevada desert causing traffic accidents and poor visibility.

Dust blown from Nevada between midnight and 5 a.m. would have reached the Tri-Cities by midday Friday, said the weather service.

Here is the National Weather Service’s more detailed version of the therory.

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