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Mission to Afghanistan: Friday night and changing weather

Day 7: Wind whips across eastern AfghanistanFOB Shank — The perfect November weather at Shank ended abruptly today when a fast moving front brought strong winds, blowing dust and a touch of rain to the parched valley.The wind reduced visibility to near zero at Forward Operating Base Shank, causing some flight delays and cancellations.Remember photos of the wind whipping the sand up in Iraq or reports from earlier this year of the wind sweeping across U.S. Highway 50 that closed the road between Silver Springs and Dayton?The weather here is similar to Nevada's. If you don't like the weather now, …

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The Nevada Appeal Updated Nov 17, 2012 03:49AM Published Nov 17, 2012 03:49AM Copyright 2012 The Nevada Appeal. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.