Ok, I live in Northern Ohio right on the edge of Lake Erie. It's the middle of spring here and nothing really special is happening.
I got up for work yesterday morning and on my way to work I noticed a large amount of yellow 'dust' on my vehicle. It was very visible (black car).
I jumped in the car, and cleaned the windsheild and the liquid cleaner clumped the yellow crap on the side of my windsheild.
Now, I live in the country, so at first I considered it may be Pollen, since spring is clearly upon us here in Ohio. But I've lived here 27 years
and I've never seen pollen this bad. If it is pollen, then perhaps this happens in cycles, who knows. But what stumped me the worst, is on my drive
to work, in Cleveland, (roughly 70 miles away) I saw the dust there too, in the middle of the city, where no trees grow.
Now, I understand that weather systems can carry winds that far, even farther, but how is it possible that the same amount of "yellow stuff" was on
my car then on the parked vehicles in Cleveland some 70 miles away?
I brought this up in chat, and some of the ideas the guys came up with was a factory, volcanic ash, pollen, etc.
- There are no factories capable of putting out that much sutt in my area.
- Unless a new volcanoe popped up in the Ohio Valley, then I doubt it's a volcanoe.
- I've never in my life (or some of my older workmates) seen that much pollen accumulate in my life time in Ohio
I also firmly believe if it was a huge amount of pollen, the the local pollen counts would be high..
Pollen levels are high.. but they are always high this time of the year..
Was I crop dusted?