More Weird Clouds
Here's a picture of some more weird clouds
, sent in by Darren McEwen. I've got absolutely no information about where or when this picture was taken, or if it's real or not. I'm guessing that it's real because it looks to me like some of the scenes
we saw during the forest fires here in Southern California last year. But the time stamp on the picture says it's from 2002, so it can't be from the 2003 fires.
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That red soil you see in the foreground is typical of most of inland Australia and they do have nice looking suburbs like that in cities like Dubbo, as well as more frequent dust storms.
Maybe the photo was described as "a suburb west of Sydney" giving the impression it was actually in Sydney?
Or maybe the newspaper used an old photograph to illustrate a new story (wouldn't be the first time).
Any possibility of it being a picture bushfire smoke from that summer (obviously not Canberra specifically, too early for that)? Or is it definitely a dust storm??