Dust Devil Forms In Pueblo

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According to the National Weather Service in Pueblo, what appears to be a large dust devil formed in the southeast corner of Pueblo Friday afternoon.

The large, well defined funnel developed near the steel mill area just before 2p.m., likely picking up coal dust in the vicinity.

The National Weather Service describes dust devils as dust-filled vortices that are created by strong winds and rising warm air.

Although they can resemble a tornado, they are usually much smaller and less intense.

There have been no reports of any damage. However, dust devils lift debris into the air, and they can sometimes be destructive.

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