De : RSOE EDIS <havaria@rsoe.hu&gt;
Envoyé : mardi 7 mai 2019 12:22
À : Corentin Decaen <cdecaen@geoasia.org&gt;
Objet : RSOE EDIS – Event Report – Extreme Weather : Mildura, State of Victoria, Australia, Australia – New-Zealand
Importance : Haute

 

RSOE Emergency and Disaster Information Service, Budapest, Hungary
Event report

May 7th 2019 10:20 AM – Extreme Weather – ST-20190507-67782-AUS

Base information

EDIS Code: ST-20190507-67782-AUS
Event date: May 7th 2019 10:20 AM
Category: Extreme Weather
Continent: Australia - New-Zealand
Country: Australia
State: State of Victoria
Settlement: Mildura
Location:
Coordinate:
-34.2080167,142.1245535 (WGS84 decimal)

CAP Information

Category: Met - Meteorological (inc. flood)
Urgency: Past - Responsive action is no longer required
Severity: Severe - Significant threat to life or property
Scope: Public - For general dissemination to unrestricted audiences
Certainty: Observed - Determined to have occurred or to be ongoing

Event details

An impressive dust storm at Mildura, in north-western Victoria, has turned day into night, with dramatic photos showing a huge red cloud sweeping through the area. The storm was captured on a Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) webcam as it passed over Mildura Airport at about 5:00 pm. Visibility deteriorated as a huge red cloud appeared and rolled over the airport. Preston woman Lisa Guarnaccia was driving to Mildura when she got her first glimpse of the cloud. "As I was driving through Red Cliffs I could see the sky changing a different color and it was very windy," Ms. Guarnaccia said. After about 20 minutes the worst of the storm passed and the sky began to get light again. "Not that I’ve ever been in a cyclone but I should imagine that’s what it was like. Visibility was very poor," Ms. Guarnaccia said. "I had to slow down to 40 kilometers per hour and that was on an 80kph stretch of the highway." On Twitter, Michael Moodie said five minutes after first seeing the red cloud, the sky was as black as night. BOM senior forecaster Dean Stewart said the strong gust front which picked up the dust extended as far south as Ouyen and Walpeup and had wind gusts of 87kph.

Event map

Google Maps for the region of the event


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