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Big dust devil in southeast Reno on Sunday afternoon

A screen shot of a dust devil video in southeast Reno by Ashley Renee.
A screen shot of a dust devil video in southeast Reno by Ashley Renee.(KOLO)
Published: Mar. 22, 2020 at 3:41 PM PDT
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Viewers sent photos and videos of a huge funnel extending from the ground to the sky Sunday afternoon in southeast Reno and some wondered if it was a tornado.

The National Weather Service saw it and said it was just a big dust devil, perhaps 1,000 feet tall.

It’s caused by unstable air and the air in the area was extremely unstable on Sunday.

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