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High winds bring West Texas dust to Breckenridge

High winds bring West Texas dust to Breckenridge
January 31
11:19 2021

Strong winds blew into Stephens County on Saturday, bringing warmer temperatures and a dusty haze from the west and southwest. Today’s temperatures and the winds are expected to be lower.

For several hours on Saturday, Jan. 30, the winds were from the west and southwest at speeds ranging from 12 to 32 miles per hour with gusts up to 49 miles per hour. After sunset, the winds dropped back down to 0 to 10 mph, according to the National Weather Service.

Today’s forecast, Jan. 31, shows a predicted high temperature of 59 degrees with an overnight low of 33 tonight. The NWS is showing mostly sunny skies and warm temperatures through Wednesday with some clouds showing up Thursday. On Thursday night, rain enters the forecast with a 30 percent chance of showers, which could continue into Friday.

For more weather forecast details, click here to visit the NWS website.

Cutline, top photo: Downtown Breckenridge was dusty/hazy on Saturday afternoon as winds gusted up to 49 miles per hour from the west/southwest. Today’s weather forecast is for calmer winds and lower temperatures. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

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