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Brown skies over Canberra

warall 23 September 2009 29

So does anyone know why we have this brown muck in the sky today especially in the North? Is it smoke or dust?

[ED (Kramer) – I have been (unsuccessfully) attempting to get a pic of the tinged sky.
Meanwhile, nothing of note from BOM other than the description “dusty” in today’s ACT weather forecast.
I’m guessing the very strong NW winds overnight have swept up the topsoils from central NSW and southern QLD & NT.]

Supposedly the dust is because Lake Eyre has dried out. See the following sat image.

Dust clouds over Belconnen

Don’t wash your cars just yet, as red dirt is set to rain down tonight.

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29 Responses to Brown skies over Canberra
dommie dommie 9:32 pm 25 Sep 09

Ull-a (sorry couldn’t help myself)

peterh peterh 11:13 am 25 Sep 09

Gungahlin Al said :

Oh come on – the chances of anything coming from Mars are a million to one.

but still they come?

the dust has since moved to sydney, where they started warning everyone who was an asthmatic to stay indoors, keep the kids indoors,etc, etc. What i want to know is why the ACT government didn’t put out warnings for canberra?

Whatsup Whatsup 7:24 pm 24 Sep 09

Its not Martians weed… its Zombie vapour.

Gungahlin Al Gungahlin Al 4:17 pm 24 Sep 09

Oh come on – the chances of anything coming from Mars are a million to one.

Holden Caulfield Holden Caulfield 10:56 pm 23 Sep 09

I was going to mention that, but I thought no-one would’ve believed.

dommie dommie 6:55 pm 23 Sep 09

Its the red weed brought on by the Martians … c’mon has nobody read War of the Worlds?

Holden Caulfield Holden Caulfield 11:12 am 23 Sep 09

Make sure you check out the pics from Sydney today. Looks like armageddon, haha! Much worse than our orange skies from the 2003 bushfires.

knockknock-eggman knockknock-eggman 10:15 am 23 Sep 09

On a side note, my dam is full =) The ducks arent anywhere to be tho…might have ended up in Goulburn after last nights winds =)

OzChick OzChick 9:42 am 23 Sep 09

The dust storm at Broken Hill yesterday.

We’ve got nothing on them. It went pitch black in less than 10 mins.

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