Thursday, 24 September 2009

Sky Watch, Australia, Duststorm.

 
 
 
 
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Photos taken by:Abe Garda jr, David Kelly, Clare Tokareff.

AUSTRALIA often has dust storms, but they are rare in Sydney and yesterday the city was almost brought to a standstill. I found these photos here. Queensland also suffered from the dust storm. I know that this is not the sky I see at the moment, but I am interested in Australia, as one of my daughters lives in Queensland. In the mean time the air is clear again and everybody is washing their cars!

Thank you Klaus, Sandy, Ivar, Wren, Fishing Guy & Louise
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43 comments:

Dina said...

Hard to believe, eh?!
My daughter in Sydney was up in time to photograph the surprise red sunrise.
Tons and tons of dust from the country's red center were dumped on Sydney!

Sylvia K said...

That is amazing! I grew up in west Texas and saw lots of sand storms, but nothing like this! Wow! The shots are incredible -- scary, but incredible!

Happy dust free SWF!

Sylvia

Lorac said...

Isn't that something! I can't even imagine facing that in the morning!

cherie said...

oh wow, these are 'new' to me, ms. wil1 ~~~almost forgot to sky watch! will go out there to take some shots later today. thank you, ma'am! ~~~are those your grandkids with you on your sidebar? that's a lovely picture!

Regina said...

Absolutely fantastic!
Enjoy your weekend.

The Weaver of Grass said...

I read about this in The Times today reader wil. Apparently in Sydney visibility was only a few feet.

Anya said...

Lekker Hollandse kleurtjes
hahaha...
oranje hihihi...
( Maar het ziet er wel een beetje eng uit ;)

Miss_Yves said...

C'est très impressionnant !

Carol said...

These photos are amazing...never saw anything like it....I can't even imagine a dust storm like that...

Julie said...

The skies were astounding. Not good for the lungs but producing an eerie and scarey effect.

clairz said...

Amazing storms. That's a fine satellite view, as well. Thank you for gathering these.

Pacey said...

Whoa, couldn't believe this...it must have been a bad situation. How's your daughter in Australia? hope all is well them.

Lynn said...

Thanks for these photos. We saw about the dust storms in Australia on the news here in the US. I can't imagine being in anything like that.

Patty said...

That must have been some dust storm. I can't even begin to imagine what going through one would be like.

Also had to believe it's almost the end of another week.

Time for me to start some supper for all of us. Ham slices, fried potatoes, lima beans and brownies for dessert. Not the healthiest, but food we all like. LOL

Have a good evening.

christina said...

Wow! You got some nice shot there on the storm. It must be hard conditions during the storm?

Janice Thomson said...

Gosh that is some dust storm - have seen a few myself but nothing like that. Amazing photos.

Photo Cache said...

Oh my, isn't this weird? I know it must be scary as hell, but it makes for beautiful photographs. I have seen other photos too and am simply amazed. First time to hear about this phenomenon in Australia and first time to hear it was red.

Great post.

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

I saw some of this on the news. It must be horrible for the animals. Breathing would be hard and animals may end up suffocating as a result. I wonder if this is also blowing away the top soil and where is it headed? I hope your family are OK.

Barbara Martin said...

I hope your family is all right, Wil. Dust storms play havoc on people's lungs.

Japa - cbanga360 said...

That's menacing and very uncomfortable. Just thankful we're just armchair skywatching. But do have a good SWF weekend.

Dimple said...

I saw shots of this storm on the news recently. I'm glad the skies have cleared!

The Good Life in Virginia said...

reminds me of a scene in the movie total recall. i cannot even imagine the massive cleanup that all must face after such an event.

Renie Burghardt said...

Oh, my, I have never experienced a dust storm, and never hope to experience one either. The pictures are quite remarkable though. Thanks for sharing, Wil.

Happy weekend!

Renie

eileeninmd said...

The red dust storm is just amazing to me. I can not imagine what it would have been like to be in it while it was happening.

Janie said...

Dramatic pictures of the dust storm! I read about it, but didn't see photos. That's quite an amazing amount of dust in the air.

Tufa Girl said...

I have lived through a couple of sand storms in West Texas. That had to be the scariest time of your life. Glad all is well now.

J Bar said...

It really was extraordinary. I have a couple of shots of the dust storm on my blog today.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Etje said...

Heb die beelden deze week ook op het nieuws gezien, was wel heel eigenaardig. Er waren daar mensen die nog aan het joggen waren, maar verscheidene van die joggers zijn nadien opgenomen in het ziekenhuis vertelden ze toen.

antigoni said...

I saw on TV the duststorm. It's hard for those who have medical problems. And not only them. I can understand the people there. Sometimes , when we have south winds, red sand comes from Sahara desert.

SandyCarlson said...

That is some color there. I hope the air clears for you. Meanwhile, though, you got some great pictures.

magiceye said...

amazing!

Arkansas Patti said...

I saw coverage on TV and was amazed. Your pictures show just how severe it was. I thought about your family and of some blogger buddies who had to live through it. Hard to imagine.

Susan Ellis said...

Stunning!! I can't imagine what it must have felt like to be on the streets at the time!

Mary said...

Wow...I didn't realize a dust storm looked so red. GReat shots.

Pam said...

Hi Wil, thanks for sharing these amazing photos of the sand storm.
I can't imagine how terrifying it must have been for the people who went through it.
Pam :)

JOE TODD said...

Thanks for the satellite view That storm covered a lot of ground

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Beautiful and lovely shots !! Great post..Unseen Rajasthan

Lawstude said...

awesome hues. lovely shots of your place. thanks for sharing.

Cloudia said...

Quite remarkable!


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Etje said...

Beloofd een zonnige dag te worden, dus geniet er maar van

jeannette stgermain said...

Glad that at least we don't have dust storms in California (since we have almsot everything else!). Terrifi pics, Wil!

Ann said...

These photos show the storm worst than the ones I posted.

I hope people suffering from asthma didn't suffer too badly.

Learn English said...

Rreally amazing dust storm!
I did not know that Australia often has dust storms.

Taku