Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Dust Storm

Waking up this morning we witnessed one of the eeriest scenes I’ve ever seen. My first thought was the neighbours had changed their light bulb that shines into our bathroom. Upon closer inspection we noticed the skies were a blood red colour and the air was a thick soup of dust.
The ever-increasing drought coupled with some extreme wind conditions, whipped up the worst dust storm I’ve ever seen. The dust was so thick it had the density of a thick fog you could taste it as you walked outside. What made it worse was some overnight rain, which had allowed the dust to settle on vehicles and roadways.
The dust played havoc causing Sydney Airport to close, while a health warning was issued. As the morning progressed, the southwesterly winds increased which thankfully aided in disbursing the smoggy dust.

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