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Sydney turns red: dust storm blankets city

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posted on Sep, 23 2009 @ 09:27 AM
Well as long as it ain't Victoria it's all good

posted on Sep, 23 2009 @ 09:55 AM
Ha Ha a bunch of ATS'ers in a Aussi pub ,,geez they would have to lock the doors,,,would soon get to some truths.VB4me plz

Back on topic, and on a serious note i did not for a minute think about Uranium floating around in that dust!!!!! thats a bit of a worrie.

posted on Sep, 23 2009 @ 09:56 AM
reply to post by MOTT the HOOPLE

They say the dust is headed out across the Tasman to the Kiwis.
I guess our crazy weather becomes their's.

Btw, we've had some crazy weather along the east coast and south eastern Australia lately.

Floods in Qld and NSW. Bush fires in NSW and Qld(and it's not even summer).
Record high temperatures last month in Adelaide. The past few days storms, which meteorologists described as a super cell that was the 'perfect storm' wreak havoc across Adelaide. Dust storms in outback SA and Central Australia(which is what moved across Sydney and Brisbane btw).
There was even a tornado in the mid north of SA. Parts of SA were turned white from hail.

I'm sure I'm forgetting a few things too.

Next winter I'm almost expecting a few inches of snow to blanket Melbourne and Adelaide and everything in between. The weather has been all over the place, so it wouldn't be that far fetched.

posted on Sep, 23 2009 @ 10:19 AM
Uranium in the dust, along with thorium etc.

ALSO - a quarantined swined (yes Swine Flu) piggery was right in (still is) in Western NSW. Millions (possibly billions) of spores airborne across Sydney and North Island NZ

posted on Sep, 23 2009 @ 11:24 AM

Originally posted by Caveat Lector
Uranium in the dust, along with thorium etc.

ALSO - a quarantined swined (yes Swine Flu) piggery was right in (still is) in Western NSW. Millions (possibly billions) of spores airborne across Sydney and North Island NZ

There is Uranium and Thorium everywhere - both elements are extremely abundant. And it's not like radiotoxicity and heavy metal poisoning rates are heightened in the areas this dust came from.

Notice, it seems it's because of the military. They are spraying it. Check for Silver, Aluminum, Barium, and Mercury.

The notion that the military is creating dust storms (which have been studied into great detail), is absurd.

I think you guys are becoming detached from reality.

[edit on 23/9/2009 by C0bzz]

posted on Sep, 23 2009 @ 11:25 AM
reply to post by DINSTAAR

(ringing of a bell)Bring out your dead!(ringing of a bell) Bring out your dead! (ringing of a bell)

There we go its started

posted on Sep, 23 2009 @ 09:00 PM

Originally posted by Takka

Originally posted by gate13
dunno if this has been posted already.

this happen in melbourne back in 1983

photo below

My mother told me about that one , the year I was born , apparently it was an extremely hot year also

3 years befor i was born but my dad tells me it was the scariest thing he ever had experiece , more because weather warnings or breaking news didnt get to you as fast.

looking at that photo it would have been crazy

posted on Sep, 23 2009 @ 09:07 PM
Could have been a good day to shoot a movie, like "Colonization of Mars".
Hope all you ozzies are doing well after a day of inhaling this crap...
Its interesting though sometimes in France or even the Benelux we get little red sand storms coming all the way from Africa

[edit on 23-9-2009 by Foppezao]

posted on Sep, 23 2009 @ 09:48 PM

Originally posted by Griffo515


Yikes - they let them swim during all of this?
Not a good idea.
Masks and/or stay indoors.

posted on Sep, 24 2009 @ 12:53 AM
Heres a photo of the Sydney CBD..

Just saw on the 5 oclock news, that the dust 'cloud' was the length of Queensland. Queensland is about 2,000km from north to south.

[edit on 24-9-2009 by BLV12]

posted on Sep, 24 2009 @ 06:07 AM
reply to post by spinkyboo

I agree, how crazy that all these people were outside breathing this crap in. I don't know how they did it. I'm in Qld and it wasnt as bad as Sydney, I was out in it for all of 15 minutes and my lungs ached and my throat was killing me last night. It's still sore today.
Re the 1983 Melb. dust storm; it rolled over quickly and was over in an hour or so. The cool thing about it was the way it looked as it came over. What wasn't cool was that it hit just before school finished for the day and we all had to hang around til it passed.
I expect climate change and el nino will be blamed for this event, however it's interesting to note that our worst droughts were in 1938/39 - la nina year, as well as 2007/08 - la nina also. My parents are in their late 80's and don't recall ever a dust storm in Australia in their life times like this one (or this many earth quakes in Melb. in such a short period of time for that matter).
The world is changing, we have to accept it and adapt to it as best we can and be prepared for extreme events, cos I reckon they're gonna get worse.

posted on Sep, 24 2009 @ 06:39 AM
I woke just a bit before 5am yesterday morning and husband and I were just awe struck at the haze w could see in the dark. As it got lighter we were looking at a sky from a sci fi flick. I must say an amazing thing to see
but not enjoying the cleanup. I was watching all this from our kitchen that faces east with views over Gosford (NSW Central Coast) and the ocean...could not see anything but red haze. And yes, I could taste it and feel it under my feet.

It reminded me of that movie "Mission to Mars" with Gary Sinise.

Some of the Aussies on ATS may have heard on tonight's news broadcasts that a repeat of this phenomena could occur on Saturday as another cold windy front moves in.

take care everyone

posted on Sep, 25 2009 @ 01:17 AM
New outback dust storm forms

ANOTHER dust storm of similar to one that blanketed Sydney and Brisbane on Wednesday could sweep across New South Wales and Queensland in the coming days.

There's evidently just been another out at Broken Hill and supposedly is heading East. I highly doubt that (if it even gets here) it will be as bad as the one on Wednesday. That storm was just a very rare occurrence - too rare to have another within days. Anyway I've seen stranger things happen, so I can't rule it out. It's worth keeping an eye on.

[edit on 25/9/09 by Evasius]

posted on Sep, 26 2009 @ 06:41 AM
I am in Brisbane and the second dust storm has been here for about an hour so far. I've just about had it with this dust...I spent most of today cleaning up from the first one and now I am going to have to do it all again.

Its enough to turn a person to drink!

posted on Sep, 26 2009 @ 11:39 AM
Well, we had major gales here on Monday in Perth and apparently those are the winds that got the dust storms started. Not sure where the winds originated though.

I remember as kid growing up in Kalgoorlie we would have dust storms like this often. Pretty amazing to see such huge storms in Sydney though. My friend in Canberra told me that the snow was brown as well at Perisher. Weird.

posted on Sep, 26 2009 @ 11:40 AM
reply to post by eternal_vigilance

Are you all wearing masks outside?
It would probably be a good idea.

[edit on 26-9-2009 by spinkyboo]

posted on Sep, 27 2009 @ 01:27 AM
Here's a satellite image of the dust storm...


edit -

Here's what the first dust storm looked like from a passenger plane above.

[edit on 27-9-2009 by BLV12]

posted on Sep, 27 2009 @ 11:46 PM
The following are previously unpublished images of the Sydney dust storm taken by a number of news photographers I work with.

posted on Sep, 27 2009 @ 11:49 PM
^ That's surreal to me up here in Canada.

posted on Sep, 28 2009 @ 05:55 AM
Sorry, double post.

[edit on 28-9-2009 by tezzajw]

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