Dust from the Sahara Desert headed for you

Dust from the Sahara Desert headed for you

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    Dust from the Sahara Desert headed for you

    The much-anticipated Saharan dust plume is now making its more than 5,000-mile trek across the Atlantic to the United States.

    The thick dust is clearly visible on satellite imagery, too. You can make it out by the brown sheen spreading off the African coast. It's so dense it's making it almost hard to tell where the continent ends and the ocean begins!

    Forecast models call for this swath of dust, straight from the Saharan Desert and carried by the east-to-west Trade Winds, to arrive in the Southeast US beginning on Wednesday of this week.

    This Saharan dust plume blowing across the Atlantic Ocean from Africa is nothing new, or even special to 2020. In fact "large plumes of Saharan dust routinely track into the Atlantic Ocean from late spring into early fall. Every so often, when the dust plume is large enough and trade winds set up just right, the dust can travel thousands of miles across the Atlantic and into the US.

    One of the first things you'll notice when the Saharan dust layer arrives is that your typical blue sky will have more of a milky haze to it. That milky haze is the Saharan dust! Those tiny dust particles lofted tens of thousands of feet in the air do a great job of scattering the sun's rays at dusk and dawn, too, which gives way to stunning sunrises and sunsets. So, grab those cameras!

    More info here:

    https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2020/06/21/w...day/index.html
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    Wouldn't be nothing new for Oklahoma and our dust haze.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mike miller View Post
    Wouldn't be nothing new for Oklahoma and our dust haze.
    Gets pretty dusty around Ok after wheat harvest in my neck of the woods. This should make for some nice sunrises and sunsets though. Won't really affect us otherwise.
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    I still have deployment bags with sand from Smellysockistan and other places. Maybe I should set it free and let it mingle with the Saharan sands.
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    Wait Birdird are they friendly with each other if not you could start a sand war we dont need that the US would spend billions more fighting it
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    It’s nothing new. At least every other year we get Sahara dust in the US and even in OK. Central and south America get far more of it.
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    Saw the dust was pretty thick on the OKC news this morning.
    Sales will be up on automobile air filters.
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    It was hazy as hell here the last few days

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    Around here, it feels like your driving a convertible on a dirt road following a school bus.
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