Postponed ... due to dust

This is not how anyone in Zapata, Texas, was expecting to spend their morning.


I just got a note from the staff on-site in Zapata. It reads: "Official word is we are postponed until tomorrow due to dangerous winds."


See Steve Bowman's blog post this morning or listen to Jon Stewart's explanation to learn a little bit more about the weather. And I've already been told we'll have further explanation coming up.


And here's a comment from Trip Weldon: "The day has been canceled simply due to high winds with forecasts of increasing with higher gusts. Dust is around the weigh in area or near shorelines but really has no bearing on the decision. Safety of the competitors determined the cancellation and postponement until tomorrow."


This photo is from yesterday, when the dust and wind were uncomfortable, not dangerous.

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