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Old 22-09-2009, 19:55   #1
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Dust Storm in Australia

Errggghhh, I'm eating dirt in Brisbane.

Shed roof need to come off and get repaired on the weekend, the seams are starting to go.

Skies in Queensland, NSW go red in dust storm | Top stories |

RESIDENTS of Sydney and parts of New South Wales have awoken to scenes likened to "armageddon", with limited visibility and orange skies - and Queenslanders will soon get much of the same.
Large areas have been shrouded in dust as the two states experience severe winds and unseasonably warm temperatures.

Sydneysiders woke to eerie red skies this morning, which are expected to clear later today.

The Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) told The Australian that the dust storm in Sydney was the worst in 70 years, if not the history of the state.
The dust is already visible over Brisbane, with conditions expected to reach their worst by lunchtime,

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Old 22-09-2009, 23:04   #2
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It's cleared now [1600L] in Sydney to mere gale force winds.

However if the state of my car, which has been outside in all of this, is any indication, the hours I spent pressure-washing the boat last weekend is going to require a repeat on Saturday!!


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Old 22-09-2009, 23:12   #3
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I remember a summer back in the 1980's when we got quite a few of these dust storms in Melbourne. I remember rushing home home from school trying to beat them
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now that will keep you busy washing everything and you will see evidence off it for awhile to come.
I remember them too hoppy.
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Just saw this on the BBC news. Incredible images - everything is orange!
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Orange sky at morn' is sailors...

It was pretty weird to wake up to.
I've posted a picture I took from my balcony this morning.
Strangest part was driving. The orange dust changed my colour perception so all the amber traffic lights were yellow.
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