We had no idea that this type of weather was coming since we don't listen to the news or get the paper here (and when I looked at the front page of the Jerusalem Post in the grocery store yesterday, I realized how glad I was to be out of the loop). We just went on our merry way walking to school yesterday morning, although we all noted how extremely hot the weather was (that's the chamsin part of this: we're in the midst of a heatwave as well as a big dust storm. I'd say "when it rains, it pours", but, clearly, that is not the right analogy....). I thought maybe it was hazy because it was so hot. It wasn't until our teacher walked into ulpan and we spent the better part of an hour discussing the weather that I really understood what was going on.
|photo from NASA. Here's an interesting link to a National Geographic story about why this dust storm is happening.|
Here's hoping the dust storm as well as the heat wave will be over soon!