Ask Joe: What was the white residue left behind after the storm?

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Updated: 5/12 6:45 pm
Question:
From the Ask Joe file, one of our viewers has a question about the crazy weather from this past weekend.
Jim Wilson from Verdi wrote in saying this weekend's rain and hail storm left a big mess at their house. He wants to know what the gray and white residue is on their yard furniture and windows?

Answer:
Joe and many of the News 4 staff had some of this same residue on their cars after the storm. Joe checked with Kelly Redmond at the Desert Research Institute. He is a regional climatologist with the Western Regional Climate Center.
He could not give a definitive answer, but his best guess is that the winds kicked up some playa dust into the skies and that dust came down with the rain on Saturday. When things dried out, a lot of us were left with that dusty residue.
Kelly said the winds were coming out of the West and North prior to the storm, so that makes it likely that is where that dust and residue came from. They haven't done any tests on it but as of today, that was the leading theory as to what caused that mess. The good news is one trip through the car wash and your vehicle should be back to normal.
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ben58883 - 5/14/2014 3:28 PM
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DeputyDawg - 5/14/2014 5:15 AM
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It's all George Bush's fault....

renojim - 5/13/2014 8:22 PM
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buaci, actually a storm moved in from Northern California, the skies got cloudy and a minimal amount of rain dropped, very normal for this time of year.

renojim - 5/13/2014 8:21 PM
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We are living longer than in any point in history, geo enginering must be working!!!

buacl - 5/13/2014 8:03 PM
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The last two weeks before this weekend the skies were clear until around 8 a.m. I have a great window with an awesome view of the morning skies. I could see the jets making lines and the haze just built. I do think it is a result of geoengineering. I'm not sure if they are trying to make rain but it didn't seem natural that the sky hazed over. Playa mud in Reno? All of our cars are covered with white crap. I'm not buying the Playa mud theory. I noted the skies before the weekend storms. Jet contrails dissipate right? These didn't. It just eventually covered the sky with a haze.

LASD1096 - 5/13/2014 2:13 PM
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seeing the wet playa mud swirling through Fernley where it looked like a snowstorm, you could see out on the playa the whole cloud of it blowing in. There was nothing up high in the air, just massive dirt and rain mixing up and turning into a mess. Not unusual here and nothing so weird as jet trails falling from the sky. stick to reading the fairy tales but not turning them into something stupid.

jcole - 5/12/2014 10:18 PM
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More than likely from geoengineering, just like cindereller said!

cindereller - 5/12/2014 9:29 PM
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Wrong Joe...result of enormous amounts of metal particles such as Aluminum Sulfate, Barium, Cadmium, and so many more toxic metallic aerosols from jets flying over every possible place in the world that people are, and if people would just look up once in a while they would see the lines that grow so wide they turn a once blue sky hazy. Of course it's putting a white/gray film over all when something like rain & wind move it down closer to the ground, but imagine what it does to ours and our kids' lungs. It also gets in our blood, and it's in the water, plants, fish and animals we eat. I know it's hard, but people have got to wake up to what is being done to them!
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