Six months since that dust storm | how the landscape has changed

Six months since that dust storm | how the landscape has changed

It is six months since a monster dust storm rolled in and turned day to night in Forbes.

January 19 was a day of wild weather in the midst of the third summer of drought, one that will be remembered for the dust storms and bushfire smoke.

On that Sunday afternoon, a menacing front of dust rolled in to the region and turned day to night.

It came with high winds, a cold front, and even dam-filling rains for some.

Since then, the season has changed immeasurably for the better: Forbes airport recorded 424mm of rain in the first six months of the year, easily surpassing the annual rainfall totals of the past two years.

We would love to see your photos of then and now: you can email renee.powell@forbesadvocate.com.au or send them to the Forbes Advocate Facebook page.