We see dust devils all over the Deming, NM area. Big ones. They are common in the southwest desert where it’s hot, flat and barren and the sky is clear -- and that’s Deming. And where there is one dust devil, there are often two or three. They can last for minutes.
|A dust devil about 20 miles north of Deming, NM |
just off of Highway 180. The main cause of a dust devil
is the difference in the near-surface temperature (hot)
and the air higher up (cool).