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Enormous dust storm envelops Queensland town

A dust storm enveloped the town of Quilpie in Queensland, Australia, on Thursday, January 16, as the local weather service warned of severe storms in the area. This timelapse, filmed by Meggie Rutledge, shows a massive wall of dust moving across a stretch of land near Quilpie. Rutledge said the dust “almost instantly turned day to night.” “Following the dust cloud was thunder, lightning, and some heavy rain,” Rutledge told Storyful. The Queensland Bureau of Meteorology issued a storm warning earlier on Thursday afternoon, saying parts of Queensland could be hit with damaging winds and heavy rain. It also said a “very dangerous storm” had developed near Danby, and warned of “dangerous and life threatening flash flooding.” Credit: Meggie Rutledge via Storyful
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