Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Dust Storm

Hi Everyone.
Tonight A few photo's of our dusty Monday..

Front page headlines in our local paper.

The Small print reads: A severe dust storm blew through Yarrawonga/Mulwala on Monday in advance of welcome cold front that brought 10mm of rain.This boosted the September rainfall tally to 17.2mm which is well below the 50mm average.

I took these outside our supermarket of the storm comming across the lake.

the next two photo's as the storm passed over my back yard, you couldn't see the sky through the thick brown dust

What a mess! The back window of my car

The front was as bad as the back and

I had to use the windscreen washes before I could drive my car home.



Blogger Gramma Ann said...

What a mess! Hope everything has pasted and all that is left is clean-up, which isn't much fun.

How is Penny feeling? My Mr. Jones, >^..^< visits the vet on Friday to get neutered. But he doesn't know it yet ;)

Have a good day whatever you're doing.


September 24, 2008 12:57 am  
Anonymous Diane of Crafty Passions said...

What a mess, wow so much sand!

September 24, 2008 4:17 am  
Blogger JunieRose2005 said...

Oh my! That sand storm looks like a real pain!! Hope things are back to normal for you by now!


September 24, 2008 6:26 am  
Blogger Dreadnought said...

Hi jeanette, I hope that dust didn't get inside your house. With having below average rain have you managed to get your water tank filled up for the summer?

September 24, 2008 6:30 am  
Blogger PEA said...

Oh wow, that was quite some dust storm for sure! I've never been in one of those, not even sure if we've ever had dust storms around here. I can just imagine how it covers absolutely everything!! Yuck. xoxo

September 24, 2008 9:53 am  
Blogger Peggy said...

That sure left a mess! Glad we don't have those. Can only imagine the pain it was cleaning up afterwards.

September 24, 2008 11:54 am  
Blogger Gattina said...

Wow ! that must have been terrible ! I can see that on your pictures.
I only once saw a sand storm and that was in Morocco in a desert ! we saw it coming it looked terrible we just could find a shelter to wait until it was over. Fortunately we had scarfs to cover our heads and face !

September 24, 2008 4:05 pm  
Blogger meggie said...

We were warned it was coming here, but luckily for us, it did not appear! What a mess it all makes.

September 24, 2008 5:27 pm  
Blogger Puss-in-Boots said...

Yuk, I hate dust storms. That choking smell of dirt and the mess they make, even with the windows and doors closed.

That's a horrible one, Jen. Hope there wasn't too much cleaning up to do.

September 24, 2008 5:31 pm  
Blogger Gledwood said...

do you get many of those storms?

I know they're pretty common in parts of the world vaguely bordering outbacks and deserts... e.g. Beijing's meant to get terrible ones

do they last long?

i hope they at least flush the redbacks and funnel webs out of the back garden for you!

September 25, 2008 1:29 am  
Blogger Susie said...

The air quality must have been terrible. Is is hard to breathe when one of these storms comes through? I suppose you have to stay inside if you can.
We never have these that I know of.

September 25, 2008 3:45 am  
Blogger Ruthie said...

Whew - looks terrible. Hope you were inside and it didn't get into your house. How long do they last???

September 25, 2008 7:39 am  
Blogger Merle said...

Hi Dear Jan ~~ Great photos of the dust storm - it was here but I didn't see much of it. Just the murky looking sky, but others have said it was yellow and dirt tasting. Glad that doesn't happen often. The orchids were beautiful, but I didn't take my camera. I will know better next year. Glad you liked the ponderings and the jokes. Yake great care, Love, Merle.

September 25, 2008 7:20 pm  
Blogger Merle said...

Hi again Dear Jan ~~ Glad you liked the Twins story -it was a nice one and also the jokes. You remembered taking the wrong remote by the joke about the lady taking her TV one to spite her husband.
Trust a man, Al in this case, to remind you to take the right remote, and never let you forget. Take care my friend, Love, Merle.

September 26, 2008 12:24 am  
Blogger raccoonlover1963 said...

Your back window looks like mine! LOL I turned the wiper blade on the other day. The washer fluid doesn't work for the back window, so when I turned it on, dust just went flying everywhere! We need rain desperately!

September 26, 2008 4:46 am  
Blogger bigbikerbob said...

Hi Jen,
We sure have our share of bad weather in the UK but nothing like that thank goodness, hope everything cleaned up OK.

September 26, 2008 8:26 pm  
Blogger Hootin' Anni said...

Oh wow....in Arizona [USA} we had these dust storms quite often. It's scary and such a phenomenon that you don't know what to do if you're out on the highway and come upon one huge storm like that...you can't see in front of the car and afraid to pull off the road for fear of someone behind you not able to see you...it's something.

Fantastic photos!

Hope you're having a super weekend.

September 26, 2008 9:54 pm  
Blogger Jim said...

Hi Jen, those dust storms leak dust into your house too don't they? Like through underneath the window sills? Looks like the car wash people will have a good business if they are allowed water for their businesses.

We, like Anni, had them in El Paso, Texas. It would seep in anyplace there was the smallest crack.
On the cars? Well, our 'dust' was really sand. It ruined paint jobs, like a sandblaster would. And it also etched the glass so it wasn't shiny anymore.

Penny is spoiled. Period. And she knows she can have what she needs. Just ask Jeanette and Jeanette will come running.
Cut dog you have, does she know she is a dog?

September 26, 2008 10:07 pm  
Blogger megz_mum said...

Wow, and a bit more rain would have been nice to go with it. But some rain is better than none at all!

September 26, 2008 11:17 pm  
Blogger Peter said...

G'day Jan, I guess that dust came in from the Mallee area, there used to be dust storms regularly from there when farmers used the fallow land system of farming, not so common now fortunately.

September 27, 2008 9:45 am  
Blogger Gina E. said...

So that's what it looked like. Neil Mitchell had someone ring up that day, saying a dust storm was on the way to Melbourne, and somebody else called in soon after, saying he couldn't see the Westgate Bridge through the dust, but it must have gone out to sea, because we didn't get it in the northern suburbs.

September 28, 2008 2:14 am  
Blogger Heart of Rachel said...

The sky looked so gloomy. I could just imagine what a trouble a dust storm brings. I've never experienced one and I'm thankful for that. Hope all is well with you. Take care.

October 04, 2008 10:03 pm  

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