Friday, February 24, 2023

'What in the world has happened to my car?': Mystery dust covers cars in Des Moines

DES MOINES, Iowa — South side residents woke up to find their cars covered in a mysterious golden dust Wednesday morning. "So when I came out of my house, my car being black, it stuck out like a sore thumb. So I naturally thought, that is weird," said Justin Torres of Des Moines. Torres is not the only one. "I walk up to my car and I was like, what in the world has happened to my car?" said Des Moines resident Tonya Snider. Snider and Torres live miles apart, but they share an unusual experience. "I have no clue what it is, but it's covered my whole car," Snider said. They both woke up to find their cars covered in an odd, spotty dust."It looks like gold dust. Exactly what a lot of people are saying," Torres said. "It looks like somebody has shaken a flower all over my car. It basically looks like little spots of pollen, and I mean, it's all over," Snider said. They are not alone. There are plenty of social media posts from Pleasant Hill, Easter Lake and Des Moines’ south side from people who found the same dust. "It didn't rain last night, and I just washed the car yesterday, I wonder what it could be?" Torres said. It turns out it did rain at about 4:30 a.m. Wednesday morning. A KCCI radar signal confirms it. We reached out to the National Weather Service and their guess is that a tiny shower could have dropped the mysterious raindrops — possibly filled with dust from Oklahoma or Kansas. It’s nothing dangerous. Maybe it’s just a reminder that it might be time for a car wash. "Other people were talking about it. So I said thank god I’m not crazy," Snider said. Source

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