Yet another reminder of how dry Cheyenne Bottoms is today. Winds are blowing a sustained 35 mph and gusts are near 50 mph today. As a result of the extreme wind, the dry exposed mud that is Cheyenne Bottoms is gettting kicked up into the air. The Kansas Wetlands Education Center and the surrounding area is being blanketed by impressive dust clouds today. Visibility is less than 1/2 mile. It would seem that on a day like today we are getting a glimpse of what it was like to live on the Great Plains during the Dust Bowl Dirty 30′s.
Tumble weeds are loving the weather today as they dance across the landscape. It looks like a scene from an old west movie. As one visitor exclaimed today, “there are tumbleweeds the size of my car out there!”