Monday, March 06, 2006

More on the sandstorm

Remember that sand storm we had recently? I'm still trying to clean up the dust in my house. I wipe up the dust and it seems like in only a few minutes it looks as if I've never dusted. NASA's Earth Observatory has some really interesting pictures and commentary about the storm. Click on the image above to have a look. It's really quite fascinating! Posted by Picasa


  1. KhadijaTeri -

    Was the sandstorm any way related to the torrential rainstorms, which occured a fortnight or so near Tindouf, or did they occur too far apart in time? Seems strsnge - huge sandstorm on one side of Algeria, heavy rainstorms on the other side, quite near each other in time.

    Nice pictures, I thank you for them. Hope you get the fine-fine dust -- that alway was the worst to clean up... it stayed forever.

    We don't have such storms in North Carolina, but we have pine trees -- Lord, do we have pine trees!! And in the spring when they start pollinating, a very fine green mist-like covering just seeps into every crack and slit and covers everything, because the little individual pollen grains are so tiny.. I just don't clean up till the trees are through polinating -- no use -- everything would just be all green again tomorrow, if I did!!

    Good post!


  2. KhadijaTeri

    hibu, in her blog lovelytripoli posted some photos of the red colors from a recent dust storm - which I suppose is the same storm you talk about. I think they are awesome. Did it get red like that near your home?

  3. Yes Hale it was red. The whole event was eerie! So strange, almost as though we were on another planet.

    Not sure about the rainstorms in Algeria, but usually after big sandstorms it's followed by rain. Which is nice because it helps to clear the air. We weren't so lucky with that last storm here in Tripoli, but it did finally rain today and it's expected to rain tomorrow too.


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