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Sydney Dust Storm

After travelling to Sydney, I somehow managed to miss the spectacle that was the biggest dust storm to hit the city in over 70 years by going somewhere else for a week.

While I was in Melbourne preparing for a road trip down the Great Ocean Road (and generally avoiding the earthquake and the collapse of one of the Twelve Apostles minutes before we arrived) The Big Picture was on the case preparing a fantastic set of pictures of the phenomenon.

Those I have spoken to in Sydney have attested that this is exactly what it looked like to the naked eye.

I’m now reading Wikipedia’s list of extreme weather events.