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Default Sandstorm from Sahara over Eastern Europe - 04-19-2012, 13:44 | posts: 7,004

So yesterday i saw all the cars full of dust, i am like wtf, then i realized that it was a sandstorm, but from where?

Well my answers were answered this morning in the news.. from northen sahara...

How often do these storms occur ? It is the first time i came accros one! Is the press bull****ting again?

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Default 04-19-2012, 13:59 | posts: 2,057 | Location: France

I'm not sure for eastern europe, but It's the sirrocco wind, it happens from time to time here (south of france).
   
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Default 04-19-2012, 14:00 | posts: 23,626 | Location: Netherlands

we had it a couple of times here too.
   
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Default 04-19-2012, 14:51 | posts: 1,162 | Location: UK

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I'm not sure for eastern europe, but It's the sirrocco wind, it happens from time to time here (south of france).
Yeah I've seen it before. I'm always in the south of France
   
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Default 04-19-2012, 14:55 | posts: 6,001 | Location: Middlesbrough, England

We get it in the UK most years.
   
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Default 04-19-2012, 15:30 | posts: 695 | Location: Bulgarian Empire

Hmm strange.Nothing here.
   
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Default 04-19-2012, 15:54 | posts: 4,224 | Location: Australia

Dust can travel a long way on the wind. Dust from Australia has been known to settle on cars in New Zealand for example.

I'm guessing its not like a real dust storm, they can look like something out of a sci-fi film:





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Default 04-19-2012, 16:01 | posts: 6,001 | Location: Middlesbrough, England

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Dust can travel a long way on the wind. Dust from Australia has been known to settle on cars in New Zealand for example.

I'm guessing its not like a real dust storm, they can look like something out of a sci-fi film:
Well no its just dust in the wind that settles on cars and other things
   
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Default 04-19-2012, 17:45 | posts: 16,754 | Location: Above the Arctic Circle, Norway

Yes, we had this here a year ago, and I live in northern Norway. Was absolutely crazy to find my car covered in sand one morning.
   
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Default 04-19-2012, 18:03 | posts: 7,004

Guys i think i misunderstood, it was a dust cloud from southern plains from my country (mayor says this, meteorologists say it was from sahara) which was up in the air it basically rained all over the place with dusty water...
   
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Default 04-20-2012, 15:50 | posts: 16,754 | Location: Above the Arctic Circle, Norway

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Yes, we had this here a year ago, and I live in northern Norway. Was absolutely crazy to find my car covered in sand one morning.
Hah! This happened again today. My car is covered in yellow sand, looks like I've been driving a in a desert rally. Just drove in the after work queue out of town and every single car that hasn't been in a garage looked the same. FYI we still have snow so there's no way this is local.
   
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Default 04-20-2012, 21:15 | posts: 4,573 | Location: Romania

Yea it was said here that after it "hit" us the dust cloud will move on to NW side of Europe. So it's most probably the same sand.
   
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Default 04-20-2012, 21:16 | posts: 5,040 | Location: Washington DC

It's called a haboob
   
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