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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
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.
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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