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Thu Jan 10, 2013, 01:18 PM

Amazing Dust Storm pics from Western Australia

JANUARY 10, 2013 9:42AM BY SLADE SOHMER

Back in July 2011, many Americans heard the term “haboob” for the first term when a 50-mile-wide dust cloud rolled through and swallowed the Phoenix area. But that monster wall of dust has nothing on the terrifying, terrific tsunami of dust doom that swept through Onslow in Western Australia on Wednesday.







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http://hypervocal.com/news/2013/dust-storm-onslow-western-australia/

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n2doc Jan 2013 OP
Uncle Joe Jan 2013 #1
Solly Mack Jan 2013 #2
Berlum Jan 2013 #3
jillan Jan 2013 #4
uponit7771 Jan 2013 #10
CrispyQ Jan 2013 #16
jillan Jan 2013 #18
tech3149 Jan 2013 #5
leftyohiolib Jan 2013 #6
kag Jan 2013 #7
LongTomH Jan 2013 #8
n2doc Jan 2013 #11
LongTomH Jan 2013 #12
n2doc Jan 2013 #14
uponit7771 Jan 2013 #9
JaneyVee Jan 2013 #13
malaise Jan 2013 #15
Scurrilous Jan 2013 #17

Response to n2doc (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 01:28 PM

1. Those pics are amazing.

Thanks for the thread, n2doc.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 01:34 PM

2. k/r

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 01:36 PM

3. Wow. Stunning pics.

And still the Republicans lie about climate change.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 01:36 PM

4. That last picture - we get those in Phoenix. They are called Haboobs (yes - that is the name)

This is NOT photoshopped

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Response to jillan (Reply #4)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 02:05 PM

10. I would run...jus start running...grabbing the kids and just run

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Response to jillan (Reply #4)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 03:12 PM

16. How long does it take to blow through?

I can't imagine being caught outside in that!

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Response to CrispyQ (Reply #16)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 09:35 PM

18. Not too long - a couple of hours at most. It blows thru and leaves everything a mess!

We had a pool where I used to live and oh my! That was a nitemare to clean.

You don't dare go outside in that. And if you're driving, you just pull over and wait it out.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 01:38 PM

5. That is freakin scary

Back when I first watched "On The Beach" I hoped Australia might be our last hold for humanity. It could be I was wrong.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 01:40 PM

6. wow scary to see this coming at you

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 01:49 PM

7. Incredible.

Thanks for posting these pix.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 01:55 PM

8. How long before we start seeing stuff like this in the American Southwest?

Edited to add: Did you see the article about the Australian town where it's literally too hot to pump gas?
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10022168108#top

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Response to LongTomH (Reply #8)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 02:07 PM

11. see post #4 n/t

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Response to n2doc (Reply #11)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 02:35 PM

12. I got that! But as you pointed out, the 2011 haboob in the U.S. had nothing on this monster!

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 02:03 PM

9. wow

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 02:39 PM

13. The health effects of getting caught in one of those must be terrible for the lungs & eyes.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 02:44 PM

15. Freaing wow

Thanks

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 03:20 PM

17. A tune for the thread:

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