The Lone Star State's Muddy Mystery: Unraveling the Enigma of Texas Rainstorms and Dirty Cars!

Houston had a big storm with rain, wind, hail, and even dirt, according to this article. But where did the dirt come from, and why was there so much?

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The dirt and pollen came from the Hill Country, where a strong front organized in a straight line. This made a powerful line of storms, like a bulldozer with strong wind. When it rushed through Southeast Texas, it brought dirt and strong winds.

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Blame the wind

The wind was so strong that it reached 62 mph in Brookside Village, knocking down a big tree near Mykawa Road and Bellfort Avenue. Galveston also had strong winds at 61 mph. Severe storms can also make our cars dirty with downbursts. When storms build up, they pull air from the ground to make tall clouds. When the storm finishes, what went up comes back down. The storms drop more rain and some of the dirt they picked up.  

The Aftermath

On Tuesday morning, many drivers went to car washes, from gas station ones to big operations like Mister Carwash. They wanted to clean their cars and start fresh.

People were surprised by all the dust. Sandra Ellis asked, "Where did all this dust come from?" Walter Torres said, "I was actually shocked."

Others blame the government:


The Short Answer

So basically the rain comes with wins and the wind brings the dirt. You're welcome.

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