Red Dust Storm Overtaking Australia’s Coast


Locutus
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We’ve showed you the heartbreaking pictures of a family hunkered down in the water under a dock as they escaped raging wildfires in Australia earlier this week. And although the record temperatures dropped slightly, temporarily reducing the wildfire risks, a Category 3 cyclone is headed toward the country now.
Sandwiched between these two extreme weather events, Western Australia was also exposed to a haboob — a large dust storm — earlier this week, which resulted in stunning images of a massive, red wall of dust as it approached Onslow.
Perth Weather Live collected images of the event in an album on Facebook.








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The Images Showing a Red Dust Storm Overtaking Australia’s Coast Are Breathtaking | Video | TheBlaze.com
 
shadowshiv
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I saved that picture onto my computer. It is amazing!
 
Nuggler
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THAT is some scary shyte !!!

I see why they "transported" criminals to Aussi way back when.
 
SLM
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Very freaky, seeing that bearing down on you.
 
petros
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Quote: Originally Posted by SLM View Post

Very freaky, seeing that bearing down on you.

We used get storms like that on the Prairie, not as much since cultivating fields is going by the wayside thanks to air seeders.
 
SLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

We used get storms like that on the Prairie, not as much since cultivating fields is going by the wayside thanks to air seeders.

Maybe it's just not being used to seeing them but those dust storms always have an 'apocalyptic' look to them I think.
 
petros
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Quote: Originally Posted by SLM View Post

Maybe it's just not being used to seeing them but those dust storms always have an 'apocalyptic' look to them I think.

Not even as close to terrifying as a hail laden funnel cloud.

We get those walls of doom as snow too.

Definetly freaky looking in red though.

 
SLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

Not even as close to terrifying as a hail laden funnel cloud.

We get those walls of doom as snow too.

Definetly freaky looking in red though.

Up close and in person, I have no doubt it's all very frightening! I'm no where near as brave as I portray myself to be on the internet, lol.

All weather phenomenon can be very scary and yes the red makes it ominous but with photos I find it's the scale that really makes it freaky. It's like those satellite storm photos, when you see the size as compared to the land mass it's impressive. A photo of lightening striking in the distance or a massive tornado, again usually from a distance, I guess it downplays it somewhat. But that red wall, I don't even know how many stories high, with the people in the foreground....there is just no getting around how massive that is.
 
petros
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It's just the big bad wolf trying to blow your house down. You get used to it when it's sometimes every second evening for a month.
 
SLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

It's just the big bad wolf trying to blow your house down. You get used to it when it's sometimes every second evening for a month.


Bricks. It's the right investment strategy.
 
petros
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You'd think but not so.

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Sal
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Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

You'd think but not so.

The three little bops - V́deo Dailymotion

awesome
 
petros
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I've always liked that jazzy little ditty.