Windy And Dusty

@fishtiger58 (27127)
Momence, Illinois
May 19, 2017 8:59am CST
Hi all, I have been gone for a while on a camping trip and I'm exhausted. Camping is hard work. We had fun though, my oldest son came with us and we caught a ton of fish. It was really warm the whole time we were gone and no rain, so that's always a plus. We have been home for 2 days now and wow it's so windy. Very warm in the upper 80's and howling windy. I went to the store yesterday and I live in a town surrounded by corn fields. Some of the fields are already planted and some are not. Well I wanted to go to a store in the next town so I drive the back roads along all these corn fields. It looked like the dust storm from long ago. You could see the dust flying through the air it was that bad. I have dusted my house 5 times in the 2 days I have been home. Dust everywhere inside my house. I washed the counter tops and 2 hours later they are filthy with dust from the fields. Today it looks like the wind has calmed down considerably and it's really cooled down as well. At least 40 degrees. I now have the all the windows closed as it's only 47 currently. Yesterday afternoon it was 87. What the heck is up with this weather? Photo from Pixabay
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@responsiveme (10871)
• India
19 May
The weather is playing havoc.What types of fish did you catch?
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@fishtiger58 (27127)
• Momence, Illinois
19 May
We caught blue gill, redear sunfish, largemouth bass and catfish.
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• India
19 May
@fishtiger58 I only recognize the last two names
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@fishtiger58 (27127)
• Momence, Illinois
20 May
@responsiveme You must not have the rest in India.
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• United States
19 May
We're having hot weather here in Pennsylvania. Its been a bit windy which blows around the pollen and I've been coughing and sneezing for days. My house gets very dusty too and I hate dusting
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@fishtiger58 (27127)
• Momence, Illinois
19 May
I hate dusting too, now it's raining and the wind has picked up again.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
19 May
Wow that's really strange weather! I'm glad you had a good time camping. =)
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@fishtiger58 (27127)
• Momence, Illinois
19 May
For the past 20 or 30 years now the weather has been strange. So glad I didn't turn on my air yesterday.
@JohnRoberts (25282)
• Los Angeles, California
19 May
All that dust is terrible. You must go crazy trying to keep things cleaned up.
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@fishtiger58 (27127)
• Momence, Illinois
19 May
It's horrible, dust everywhere. Rainy and cold today, windows are closed so I can once again dust everything.
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@LadyDuck (90948)
• Switzerland
19 May
We had some dry days, warm and sunny. Last night it thundered and rained, right now it's a hail storm.
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@fishtiger58 (27127)
• Momence, Illinois
20 May
I heard some areas of the US are also getting snow, doesn't make sense. The weather has been strange for at least the past 20 years or so.
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@LadyDuck (90948)
• Switzerland
21 May
@fishtiger58 Today is sunny, but I see the Alps in the distance and they are covered with snow.
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@fishtiger58 (27127)
• Momence, Illinois
21 May
@LadyDuck Does all the snow melt in the Alps in the spring and summer or is there always some snow up there?
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@rebelann (22625)
• El Paso, Texas
19 May
That picture reminds me of the sandstorm we had last week when those stupid bugs were blown into my yard, I hate sandstorms but it's that time of year. As for dusting, yep, happens here all the time and vacuuming as well, it's a never ending battle against the dust and sand.
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@fishtiger58 (27127)
• Momence, Illinois
20 May
I could have shut my windows but didn't want to turn on the air, and now the last 2 days it's been in the 40's and rain.
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@rebelann (22625)
• El Paso, Texas
20 May
Dang @fishtiger58 I thought deserts were the only regions that got the ole seesaw seasons. We got down to 55 this mornin, way too cold for me, I had to put a jacket on.
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@fishtiger58 (27127)
• Momence, Illinois
20 May
@rebelann It's in the 40's here again for the past 2 days now and thunder and rain. We had to turn on our heat this morning just to take the chill out. Crazy.
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• United States
20 May
Mother Nature has been off her meds this year. We have had 90 degree weather and now it is 50 degrees. It will make it close to 70 today. Hoping it will tip over the mark and give us a nice day. The winds have been unreal. Heavy storms left many without power too.
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@fishtiger58 (27127)
• Momence, Illinois
20 May
No kidding, 80's for like 5 days and now the heat is on again in my house, it's 47 out there.
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• United States
22 May
@fishtiger58 it is 48 right now. Rained this morning.
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@fishtiger58 (27127)
• Momence, Illinois
22 May
@ElusiveButterfly We are going to get into the 70's today I sure hope it makes it, it's in the high 40's right now.
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@Gillygirl (13138)
• Sutton, England
19 May
Glad you had a good time. Gosh that dust looks nasty. I would have been choking and reaching for my inhaler. Hope it clears. The weather is bonkers.
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@fishtiger58 (27127)
• Momence, Illinois
20 May
It finally rained and that stopped all the dust thankfully.
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@Gillygirl (13138)
• Sutton, England
20 May
@fishtiger58 That's good.
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@fishtiger58 (27127)
• Momence, Illinois
21 May
@Gillygirl It is I'm still sweeping and dusting.
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@BettyB (2984)
• Summerville, South Carolina
20 May
Sounds like you need a little rain to settle all that dust.
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@fishtiger58 (27127)
• Momence, Illinois
20 May
And we got it, it has been raining the past 2 days, I couldn't be more pleased.
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@BettyB (2984)
• Summerville, South Carolina
22 May
@fishtiger58 We were promised rain last night, but all the clouds did was spit.
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@fishtiger58 (27127)
• Momence, Illinois
23 May
@BettyB We have had to much rain this spring, we need some dry days everything is a muddy mess.
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@ridingbet (25964)
• Philippines
20 May
yes, here too. it was so sweltering hot this high noon, but now, it is gloomy with some rains.
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@fishtiger58 (27127)
• Momence, Illinois
20 May
we had to turn our heat on this morning, it's in the 40's today. Brrrrrr
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@ridingbet (25964)
• Philippines
22 May
@fishtiger58 oh, my golly. we therefore live in either side of the globe. here, super hot, there super cold.
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@fishtiger58 (27127)
• Momence, Illinois
23 May
@ridingbet It's almost summer here I think it's time for warmer temps.
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@just4him (67305)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
20 May
I agree about the weather. We had 80's two days in a row and then it dropped twenty degrees. My body went into shock. Not sure if I had the flu or what the last two days. I felt like a mac truck hit me. Every bone in my body hurt and I was cold and not even a hot shower could warm me up. Today we still have colder temps, but I'm feeling back to normal. So maybe it was seasonal shock on my system. Expecting rain this afternoon and from the look of the sky it could happen any moment now.
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@fishtiger58 (27127)
• Momence, Illinois
21 May
And because of this strange drop in temps people are getting sick. We actually have beautiful sunny skies today. I hope you are feeling better.
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@just4him (67305)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
22 May
@fishtiger58 I am, thank you.
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@fishtiger58 (27127)
• Momence, Illinois
23 May
@just4him excellent
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@snowy22315 (23818)
• United States
19 May
Wow, your winds are really kicking up it seems! It is kind of the calm before the storm here. We are expecting some. I am looking forward to it, it wil cool things off.
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@fishtiger58 (27127)
• Momence, Illinois
20 May
It was so hot and the winds did help, now we have rain and really cold temps. Strange strange weather.
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@snowy22315 (23818)
• United States
20 May
@fishtiger58 It is going to be cool here on Sunday and maybe the rest of today..but the humidity is so high, it really isn't pleasant. IF all this mess would clear out it would be nice.
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@fishtiger58 (27127)
• Momence, Illinois
20 May
@snowy22315 We thankfully haven't had any humidity yet but I know it's coming soon. It's very unpleasant
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• United States
19 May
How does so much dust get in your house? Are your windows now fitting tightly?
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@fishtiger58 (27127)
• Momence, Illinois
20 May
I had to windows open it was so hot, and the dust came through the screens.
• United States
20 May
@fishtiger58 That explains it. I never open windows. We actually took most of the screen out since we don't need them.
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@fishtiger58 (27127)
• Momence, Illinois
21 May
@AbbyGreenhill I love my windows open I look forward to that part of the year when I can do that.
@DianneN (42306)
• United States
19 May
Glad to were finally able to get away to go camping and had such great weather. I know how much you love it. I wouldn't like those dust storms! Wow! My hubs is hosing off the pollen that settled on the cars, and my cleaning lady is doing her thing. It's been sunny and glorious this week, just what I love. Hope it warms up again for you, and enjoy that fish!
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@fishtiger58 (27127)
• Momence, Illinois
20 May
It's in the 40's the last 2 days and rain, so no more dust. But 40's the end of May is just crazy. We humans have so messed up the weather
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@DianneN (42306)
• United States
21 May
@fishtiger58 We humans have messed up the weather. It was about 68 degrees yesterday and cloudy. Today it started off in the 40s and became sunny and hot. Crazy! At least that awful dust is gone, thank goodness!
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@fishtiger58 (27127)
• Momence, Illinois
23 May
@DianneN Yes the dust was way worse than hot temps in my opinion.
@CRK109 (13656)
• United States
22 May
Wow, all the dust would drive me crazy! I can't believe that's something you ever get used to! We've had some changes in temperature, too. One day it's hot and humid and the next it's cold. At least it's not boring! So glad you had a great time camping!
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@fishtiger58 (27127)
• Momence, Illinois
23 May
It has been windy for over a week now but we did get some rain and that helped a lot.
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@CRK109 (13656)
• United States
24 May
@fishtiger58 yes rain is a blessing in that kind of environment! I'm so glad for you!
@LeaPea2417 (9804)
• Toccoa, Georgia
20 May
Wow, I can't imagine that much dust!
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@fishtiger58 (27127)
• Momence, Illinois
21 May
This pic is actually from pixabay but I could see the dust in clouds going across the roads. It was terrible.
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@AmbiePam (43389)
• United States
20 May
It's crazy! People don't understand how easy it is to have your house covered in that stuff.
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@fishtiger58 (27127)
• Momence, Illinois
21 May
I'm so glad it finally rained even though the winds were still pretty strong. I'm still wiping up dust
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@JudyEv (83693)
• Bunbury, Australia
20 May
Dust-storms are terrible things. The dust gets through any small openings and the house always looks shocking after a dust-storm.
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@fishtiger58 (27127)
• Momence, Illinois
20 May
Yes it has been like this for days with the howling wind. then we got the rain and no more dust
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@jaboUK (47534)
• United Kingdom
19 May
That must have paid havoc with the farmers' crops.
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@fishtiger58 (27127)
• Momence, Illinois
20 May
I would think so, but we have now had rain so that helps a lot.
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@Corbin5 (54902)
• United States
19 May
We had the wind, but no dust. It is chilly here too, with rain.
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@fishtiger58 (27127)
• Momence, Illinois
20 May
Yup now rain and chilly temps, weird weather.
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