dust devil

Dust devils common in Washington – and on Mars

By Nic Loyd, WSU meteorologist, and Linda Weiford, WSU News SPOKANE, Wash. – This time of year, dust devils put on a good show in the flatter, drier parts of the Pacific Northwest. You’ve probably seen these plumes of swirling dust zipping across farmland, open fields, roadsides and even parking lots.