NWS ABQ continues to research the MODIS RGB airmass imagery and its potential to improve prediction of significant fire weather, wind, and dust events across New Mexico. The MODIS satellite captured a stunning example of a dynamic dry slot within the base of a strong mid latitude cyclogenesis over the central Rockies. Blowing dust in association with the strong jet core sliding directly over eastern NM produced very hazardous conditions for much of the afternoon. The lead meteorologist from Cannon Air Force Base reported visibilities down to around 100 yards at times with the sky completely obscured for roughly 5 hours. This was the worst dust storm for the region that he could remember going back to 2006. He also mentioned the region is about as close to the Dust Bowl as he can imagine with essentially no top soil left after multiple strong wind events already this season and persistent severe to extreme drought.