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MrWally
09-23-2009, 02:33 PM
http://www.smh.com.au/photogallery/environment/dust-turns-sydney-sky-red/20090923-g0tw.html?selectedImage=0

So from what I've been able to gather, it looks like intense cold fronts moved east across Australia over the last couple of days creating strong winds for much of the east coast, blowing in from the dry, dusty interior of the continent, bringing in red dust hundreds of kilometers from the outback of Australia to the coast.

This combined with the earthquakes in Melbourne the other day and the bushfires near Brisbane... most of east coast Australians must think the world is ending :p

More pictures:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2577/3945784916_18374b0e8c.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2622/3945958990_6915629924.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2528/3945948556_d8beb29a4c.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2432/3945172071_08c5d6aac0.jpg

Homemade video of the dust storm:

[Warning: Some NSFW language]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BrlD22HwPvI



Can any of our Australian Swampies comment on this? Did anyone experience it? I'd love to hear a first hand account on what it was like. I think it's really fascinating.

IG-64
09-23-2009, 03:00 PM
That's just nature's reaction to the L4D2 ban. :p

That looks pretty cool actually. I kinda wish I was there.

TiE23
09-23-2009, 03:02 PM
Man, I wish I was in Sydney right now. I just find that kind of stuff insanely fascinating.

MrWally
09-23-2009, 03:26 PM
As a photographer, I'd love to be there as well. Imagine the fantastic photo opportunities.

acdcfanbill
09-23-2009, 03:40 PM
I read a report that MFP officer Max Rockatansky has been seen pursuing criminals. One of which was overheard to say "I am the Nightrider. I'm a fuel injected suicide machine. I am the rocker, I am the roller, I am the out-of-controller!"

Lynk Former
09-23-2009, 04:11 PM
............there were earthquakes in Melbourne? XD

Everything has been business as usual down here.

MrWally
09-23-2009, 05:58 PM
What part of Australia are you from, Lynk? Or, alternatively, are you on the East Coast?

I take it you didn't experience the red sky, at least.

M@RS
09-23-2009, 06:28 PM
Kansas really hit home with, "Dust in the Wind". :p

Lynk Former
09-24-2009, 12:46 AM
What part of Australia are you from, Lynk? Or, alternatively, are you on the East Coast?

I take it you didn't experience the red sky, at least.
Melbourne

MrWally
09-24-2009, 02:31 AM
The article I read (don't have the link anymore) definitely mentioned earthquakes in Melbourne. Small though. Like only a 4 on the Richter scale or something like that.

Sam Fisher
09-24-2009, 11:57 AM
Melbourne

Oh cool. I'm moving there around the first quarter of next year. :-D It's gonna be greaaaaat. (Plus my girlfriend lives there.)

I'm gonna have to admit that I thought the storm was just awesome. I mean, I read the news and they're having a huge 'spring cleaning' thing going on to wash off all the dust...supposedly most of the business came to a grinding halt during the storm so that sucks...