Dust storm 3 May 2016

Sunny and windy in the south today, and dust blowing in the area near Eldhraun and also Meðallandssandur.

Fairly strong winds, 11 m/s average wind speed and gusts of 19 m/s at Kirkjubæjarklaustur (Figure 1).

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Figure 1. Weather observations at 13:00 on 3 May 2016.

Maybe need to look carefully, but possible to see stuff from the coast and further inland in the area between Kúðafljót and Skaftá, where Meðallandssandur and Eldhraun are (Figure 2).

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Figure 2. MODIS image from 3 May 2016 at 13:15 (image from MODIS/Rapidfire).

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