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kleeblatt Feb 6th, 2021 03:08 AM

Sahara Dust is in the Air
 
If you're in Europe, are any of you also experiencing the Sahara dust which causes a yellow/orange haze in the sky and leaves surfaces dusted with small particles of yellow sand? Switzerland is the full throes of a Saharadust "storm" today. That means major window cleaning for the upcoming week.

J62 Feb 6th, 2021 04:04 AM

Ah, that good old Föhn. I recall it's eerie skiing on an orange tinted snow.


quokka Feb 6th, 2021 10:25 AM

Ah, that explains the strange yellowish light we had this afternoon. (Germany, Upper Rhine Plain)

neckervd Feb 7th, 2021 06:33 AM

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.fod...5982d97d9e.jpg
Rhone river at Lyon, 24 hrs ago

Melnq8 Feb 7th, 2021 06:37 AM

That's freaky

kerouac Feb 8th, 2021 06:56 AM

That was not the föhn. That was the sirocco.

neckervd Feb 8th, 2021 09:03 AM

Yes, but unllike in Sicily, where sciroccos are well known, the Sahara dust arrived in Switzerland with no strong wind.

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.fod...b7b2178d0.jpeg
Bettmeralp in the Swiss Canton of Valais

julianhill1507 Mar 2nd, 2021 02:04 AM

I did notice that the sunsets here in Amsterdam around that time had more intense colors than usual perhaps, but not anything like those pics posted above.


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