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 Post subject: Dust storm in Scotland ?
PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2013 7:44 am 
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http://news.uk.msn.com/trending-blog/sa ... s-scotland

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2013 10:38 am 
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2013 2:04 pm 
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2013 9:14 pm 
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It was really bad here a few days ago - driving home (there was no way on earth I'd risk cycling in it!) you couldn't see more than about a metre in front of you, the air was almost solid with sand being driven across the fields... it was slightly surreal.

On a bike I think you'd have half the skin missing from your face on the windward side, I wasn't sure there'd be any paint left on the car by the time I got home!


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2013 9:32 pm 
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greenstiles wrote:
http://news.uk.msn.com/trending-blog/sandstorm-hits-scotland

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1SlmgkfJXgg



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 7:33 am 
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-22201168

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 9:41 pm 
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Yeah it was pretty bad here, made the mistake of leaving my window open when I went to work :facepalm: I'm still cleaning up the dust now!
It was like a proper desert sandstorm, eyes full of gooey gritty gunk, and driving along the A96 to Elgin there was a sodding great sandbank across the road!


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 9:55 pm 
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That video was from the A96, in the Kinloss area.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 10:16 pm 
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When I was a kid our dunes used to creep overnight, sometimes it was easier to drive across the beach than along the road. My dad bought a Land Rover and ended up pulling loads of people out of the sand.


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