See the mo­ment a dust and elec­tri­cal storm cross paths in western NSW

The Northern Star - Northern New South Wales Rural Weekly - - FRONT PAGE -

AN IN­CRED­I­BLE dust storm im­age taken by a bloke named Stacy has gone vi­ral.

Stacy Hen­man, of Won­galilli Sta­tion in out­back New South Wales, was cart­ing a silo when he spot­ted the phe­nom­e­nal scene.

He was driv­ing the truck with his nephew, who was play­ing on his iPad, when the sys­tem ap­proached.

“I said ‘Jim, take a look at this’,” he said.

“I have been out this way for about eight years, but that’s the first time I have seen one like that.”

The pair got out and snapped some pic­tures be­fore driv­ing straight up the guts of the storm.

“It wasn’t that rough go­ing through it ac­tu­ally, it was just a lot of wind,” he said.

Al­though the dust storm was fol­lowed with rain, Mr Hen­man said they only re­ceived 6-7mm on their sheep prop­erty, about 30km out­side of White Cliffs.

He used the panorama ap­pli­ca­tion on his smart­phone and his photo has since been viewed thou­sands of times on Face­book. He cap­tured the shot with: “Good day to be cart­ing a silo”.

An­drea Davy an­drea.davy@ru­ral­weekly.com.au

PHOTO: STACY HEN­MAN

TOP SHOT: Stacy Hen­man, of Won­galilli Sta­tion in out­back New South Wales, snapped this in­cred­i­ble im­age.

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