reply to post by OzWeatherman
thank god for this thread because i've yet to see any mainstream anything dealing with this crazy shti, Its pouring outside my window right this
moment, I had hoped the weather had settled down again but no luck, I live in the adelaide hills in S.A, anyway yesterday was insane, it was fckd.
I've lived here over a decade & never seen anything like it.
The thunder shook the house like crazy, the sky went dark like it does in tasmania, like really dark lol. the rain was full on, hail full on but the
wind was insane. the power went out for 3-4 hours & because the phone lines (etsa utilities) were so jammed up there was a 15minute wait for info re:
power failure in my area, and even then it took another hr before they actually knew about it...they said they were getting so many calls...hence 15
it was COLD too, really cold.
Anyway until i saw this thread i felt scared & alone so thank you
The dust came the night before last, it got through the whole house, smells like clay, I thought it was the ducted air con, when we first moved here
yonks ago the air con spat out that smell the first few uses, now realise it was the aforementioned dust storm. we had a dust 'something' bout half
a year ago where red dusty sand paint looking stuff was covering the outdoor table in red sediment where the water pools from the rain had dried, the
dust was in the rain basically. & red. but most freaky of all is that not only did my straight edge very typical mother smell the dust & we couldn't
get rid of it even tho the house was shut up tight, she also heard all the helicopters I"VE been hearing lately, and i'm a nutbag lol.
but really honestly, over the gumeracha, lobethal, woodside, birdwood, mt.pleasant, kersbrook, forreston, and surrounding areas we've been getting
helicopters, angry sounding ones, i.e. military spec, crusing over these towns for the last few months, at least a few times a week (that i notice)
but oddly enough between the hours of 10pm & 3am...no really, i heard a military helicopter fly overhead at 2:30am the other morning & my mothers been
seeing the big military vehicles, not ave trucks, not tanks, something in between, in big convoys, driving around the above mentioned areas, they're
training for something. the army barracks are near woodside (oakbank) & some of these vehicles have 'L' plates up, learner drivers.
what are they preparing for?
why the sudden increase in activity+the sudden increase in marketing/ads?
and finally the 'out of no where' wierd weather.
I assumed the dust came from the deserts NW of S.Aust,
but maybe the helicopters have something to do with the weather too?
edit:also like to add that several weeks ago I caught a mini-bus to town & as the busdriver changed down gears to go uphill, a gust of wind hit the
front of the bus & stopped it dead in its tracks. 60-70km's to 0 in an instant.
and too OZtracized, its not a competition.
That said, EVERYWHERE in aus had record breaking high temp's this yr+last yr, brisbane isn't special in that regard, asides from perhaps being the
capitol city of the most ignorant & rascist state in australia, 2nd only to the stupid rivalry between VIC & S.A, or Aus & NZ. anyone else (aussie)
realise how fckn ig-nant all these rivalries & race-hate is/are?
I lived in QLD for a yr, also NSW, S.A & Tas, Tas had the whacky-est weather, NSW is boring & qld is hot & humid, the trop storms r cool, watching
lightening strike the ocean from my stilted house is a buzz to say the least, but S.A has the worst highs & lows. not temp wise, but its just less
pleasant. & living in the hills, u still need the jumper in the early hrs of the morning even in summer. but god help u if ur still wearing that
jumper in 3 hrs time, you'll cook.
finally, the thunder yesterday was too intense to b natural. certainly not normal 4 here &unseen 4 10+yrs
[edit on 22/9/09 by B.Morrison]