dust storm

With and without dust

Submitted by Rick Eyre on September 24 2009, 10:15 pm

A quick postscript on yesterday's massive dust storm across eastern Australia (and a preview for the next one). Two photos of the Mungo Scott flour mill at Summer Hill, one that I took from the platform at Lewisham station on a bright sunny day a few weeks back, the other taken from the same spot yesterday morning.

Dust storm over Sydney

Submitted by Rick Eyre on September 23 2009, 10:38 am

An amazing dust storm over Sydney this morning, the result of a number of remarkable climatic events. A big cold front, the result of unseasonably warm September weather, whipping up huge amounts of dust from the central Australian drought, bringing strong winds to the eastern seaboard of New South Wales and dumping its load all over Sydney and Newcastle.

Here's my Flickr slideshow of pics that I took this morning, and the ABC's extensive reportage.