Sahara Dust is in the Air

Old Feb 6th, 2021, 03:08 AM
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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.
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Old Feb 6th, 2021, 04:04 AM
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Ah, that good old Föhn. I recall it's eerie skiing on an orange tinted snow.

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Old Feb 6th, 2021, 10:25 AM
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Ah, that explains the strange yellowish light we had this afternoon. (Germany, Upper Rhine Plain)
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Old Feb 7th, 2021, 06:33 AM
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Rhone river at Lyon, 24 hrs ago
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Old Feb 7th, 2021, 06:37 AM
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That's freaky
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That was not the föhn. That was the sirocco.
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Old Feb 8th, 2021, 09:03 AM
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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
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Old Mar 2nd, 2021, 02:04 AM
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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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