The leading edge of the first concentration arrived in the Lesser Antilles on Sunday, before large quantities reached Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands on Monday causing hazy skies and poor air quality.
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so try to protect your eyes. Could a new-onset of shortness of breath be due to a new Covid-19 coronavirus infection or breathing in the massive dust cloud that’s hanging above you? Nevertheless, another major concentration of dust currently located off the coast of west Africa is already moving westwards across the Atlantic, and is on course to reach both the Caribbean and southeastern U.S. Your Brain Health Depends On It, 'Durham will be just fine': New public health director encourages Bull City to stay strong, Foodie News: BBQ, bars and deep fried delights, Several Triangle movie theaters reopen, Regal locations remain closed, Weekend best bets: Harvest Fest, Walk for Hope, Celebrities highlight issues faced by Black women, Man found dead in creek near hiking trail in Raleigh, 1 closing/delay reported. What’s unusually large? Tips to get discounts when you're in college. Clearly, if given the choice of breathing in dust versus not breathing in dust, most people would choose the latter. If you previously used a social network to login to WRAL.com, click the “Forgot your password” link to reset your password. However, the most concentrated parts of the dust plume will likely have become more spread out, or less concentrated, by this point, making the effects less noticeable. It’s usually a good idea to do it in that order. in Florida, sparking warnings to people with respiratory illnesses to stay home. Yep, 2020 is bringing to the Southeastern U.S. a massive dust cloud. (Photo by ELIZABETH RUIZ/AFP via Getty Images).
A cloud of dust from the Sahara covers the lighthouse of Havana, Cuba, at sunrise. It’s technically called the Saharan Air Layer because it’s a traveling layer of air with stuff originating from the Saharan Desert. While the size and concentration of the latest dust plume is particularly unusual, the transport of Saharan dust over the tropical Atlantic is a regular occurrence at this time of year.
June 29, 2020 6:47 a.m. EDT The Saharan dust is … The SAL forms between late spring and early fall, extending between altitudes of 5,000 and 20,000 feet. Inhaling such particulate matter could end up irritating your nose, throat, and respiratory tract. Although “good news” and “dust cloud” are two sets of words that you rarely see together, the news is not all bad.
Satellite images show the plume stretching all the way from the west coast of Africa to the Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico, although there appears to be two major concentrations on either side of the ocean. This stuff could get in your eyes too. It also brings a mid-level easterly jet of air that can tear apart a developing storm. To continue reading login or create an account. Strong winds across the desert sweep up tiny particles of sand and minerals, carrying them into a portion of the atmosphere known as the Saharan Air Layer (SAL). At the weekend, the dust will likely move northeastwards over the southeastern U.S., perhaps reaching as far as the mid-Atlantic region, The Washington Post reported. But here we are. The dust storm contains super-dry air, which ain’t good for hurricane formation.
NC State Fair to host 22 food vendors at fairgrounds. Vast swathes of the Caribbean region are currently shrouded in dust that has travelled thousands of miles across the Atlantic Ocean from the Sahara Desert. Dust storms from Africa’s Saharan Desert traveling across the Atlantic Ocean are nothing new, but the current dust storm has been quite expansive and NASA satellites have provided a look at the massive June plume. It’s an unusually large cloud, nicknamed Godzilla because it’s potentially the largest such cloud in 50 years.
The dust plume is expected to push northwestwards, reaching parts of the U.S. Gulf Coast by Wednesday and Thursday, The Weather Channel reported.
Well, that may not be a good combo. NASA-NOAA’s Suomi NPP satellite showed the blanket of dust had moved over the Gulf of Mexico and extended into Central America and over part of the eastern Pacific Ocean. This tweet from the International Space Station may give you a better idea of the size: The cloud has now traveled about 5,000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean, already reaching the Caribbean and Mexico as this ABC 7 report showed: As you can see, Godzilla is scheduled to reach the U.S. by this weekend. ©2020 Capitol Broadcasting Company, Inc. Over the course Thursday and Friday, forecast models indicate that the dust could affect parts of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Florida. So you could be seeing some extra large orange things in the coming days. All Rights Reserved, This is a BETA experience.
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