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Dust storm rolls through southwest Minnesota Thursday evening

High winds carry dirt across the tri-state area.

A wall of dust moves across  southwest Minnesota Thursday evening as a severe thunderstorm moved across the Buffalo Ridge. This photo was captured on Nobles County 12, west of Worthington, and looking south.
Wall of dust moves across southwestern Minnesota Thursday evening as a severe thunderstorm moves across Buffalo ridge, as seen from County Road 12 west of Worthington looking south Thursday evening.
Tim Middagh / The Globe
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WORTHINGTON — A severe thunderstorm packing strong winds rolled across southeastern South Dakota, northwest Iowa and southwest Minnesota Thursday night, carrying with it a massive dust storm. It was the first of two rounds that passed through the region.

A wall of dust moves across  southwest Minnesota Thursday evening as a severe thunderstorm moves across the Buffalo Ridge. This photo was taken from Nobles County 9, west of Worthington Thursday evening.
A wall of dust moves across southwest Minnesota Thursday evening as a severe thunderstorm moves across the Buffalo Ridge. This photo was taken from Nobles County 9, west of Worthington Thursday evening.
Tim Middagh / The Globe

Tim Middagh joined The Globe in the fall of 2015 as the newspaper's full-time photographer. A native of Worthington, he enjoys taking nature and wildlife photos.
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