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Freakish Dust Storm Sweeps Over Western Australia

January 14, 2013

Full Article at http://www.weather.com/news/dust-storm-australia-20130110?cm_ven=Email&cm_cat=article_share

Western Australians witnessed a freakish dust storm off the coast of Onslow on Wednesday.

The stunning views were created as wind and rain caused the storm to dump the sand and dust it had ingested while passing Onslow, Bureau of Meteorology duty forecaster Austen Watkins told Australian Yahoo!.

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Jonathan Erdman, meteorologist for The Weather Channel, was amazed by the images created by the Australian dust storm.

“In 18 years of meteorology, I’ve never seen a white shelf cloud capping the brownish dirt from the haboob.  If there was a hall of fame for weather photos, this one would get in on the first ballot.”

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Australia’s searing heat has made news this week. According to Weather Underground’s Christopher Burt, Leonora topped out at 120 degrees Jan. 9, breaking that city’s all-time record.

Full Article at http://www.weather.com/news/dust-storm-australia-20130110?cm_ven=Email&cm_cat=article_share

 

And another heat related article from AustraliaScorching heat stops outback trains

Full Article at http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-01-13/scorching-heat-stops-outback-trains/4462750

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