Originally Posted by ironj
just another day in west texas....lol....i had my trailer out for mods this weekend...had a few 52mph gusts....gotta love it.....
almost as bad as last year when i was heading up to caprock canyon on I-27 north..... 40-50 mph head winds....
first time I EVER saw my truck not want to cruise in overdrive........and i got a whopping 7.8MPG driving up there....
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That's life in West Texas and Lubbock.
The first time I was ever in Lubbock was the day I drove up from Fort Worth to report to my first FAA duty station there. It was in March and the wind was blowing so hard that you almost had to stop driving for lack of visibly and the tumbleweeds were piling up against power poles,fences,buildings etc.
Residents of Lubbock told me that sometimes tumbleweeds would blow into your vehicles radiator (this was in 1990 when radiators were more exposed than nowadays) and their pointed end would puncture the radiator.
A couple of times I saw it raining while the dust was blowing and it turned into airborne mud. Luckily the wind blew mostly in the first 3-4 months of the year and then calmed down.