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It’s Raining Volcanic Ash!!!!

September 8, 2011

Have you ever run your fingers through your hair and found black sand on your scalp?  Have you run your fingers over your neck and found the same?  Well, if you were here right now, you would know what I am talking about.  This morning, the area I live in at the foot of Mt. Etna has experienced a volcanic ash rainfall.  It all developed in just a few minutes.  At first, the volcanic ash clouds appeared in the sky; next, we started feeling the ash coming down and then it started arriving in such an amount that you could hear its sound.  It sounded like wet snow hitting the ground and the sound of the cars driving on it is indeed very similar to the sound of a car driving on a wet road.  The sky got darker for a while and now the precipitation has stopped. Below is a picture taken of the tiles on my balcony.  Time to go take another shower!

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