Today, Monday, Israel is suffering through our worst dust storm in years.
Here's how the sun looked in the haze over the Jerusalem Hills today at 4:00 pm.
An article all about the Egyptian dust blowing in says this:
Throughout the day, the presence of small respirable particles from 10 microns in size proved to be very high, the Environment Ministry reported. . . ..
Short-term peak concentrations were much more astounding, with levels in the North reaching 30 to 40 times those of a clear day, 95 times in Jerusalem, 30 times in Beersheba and 36 times in the southern coastal plain areas of Ashkelon and Yavne . . .
What a strange Passover.
First we had (and have) the plague of locusts (also coming up from Egypt) and now what looks like a plague of darkness.
What will be next?!
UPDATE: The skies cleared on Tuesday and life is easier. We learn to be grateful for our normally blue skies.
(Linking to Our World Tuesday.)