An extremely windy day Sunday in Texas made for dangerous conditions in some parts of the state.
An upper level wind carried remnants of a major dust storm in West Texas all the way to the Dallas-Fort Worth area late Sunday afternoon.
A wall of dirt moved through Denton, Tarrant and Dallas counties, turning the western sky a shade of brown at 5:30 p.m.
People bundled up, not because it was cold -- but to shield themselves from being pelted by the dust.
Conditions were improving by 10 o'clock Sunday night. "I think the wind speeds will continue to diminish to less than 10 mph by tomorrow morning, but that fine layer of dust will be everywhere -- including your tounge if you keep on talking when you step outside!" said WFAA meteorologist Steve McCauley.
Viewers sent in photos of the phenomenon; some showed a pinkish-red sky; others clearly showed the disc of the sun, filtered by the fine dust in the atmosphere.
"If you do have respiratory problems, this is something you want to be aware of because this could cause some major problems this evening," McCauley advised.
Winds were gusting between 30 and 40 mph in North Texas early Sunday evening — down from nearly 50 mph earlier in the day.
Regional fire departments were also on alert due to the danger posed by high wind and low humidity levels.