Send us your photos, you may see yours on air! "A strong burst of easterly winds push the dust and accompanying dry air across the Atlantic", said Jeff Lindner, a meteorologist with the Harris County Flood Control District.
A massive dust plume from the Sahara Desert reaches far out over the Atlantic Ocean, stretching across 2,000 miles, in this view from the NASA-NOAA Suomi NPP Earth-observing satellite on June 13, 2020. The dust storm started off the coast of Africa about a week ago and is "abnormally large", according to Accuweather.
A colossal dust cloud is headed for the United States after blanketing the Caribbean in a haze.More news: When does Federation Internationale de Football Association 21 release?
Areas like the Caribbean and Puerto Rico have had low air quality the past few days, as dust has swept across the Atlantic. The dust plume often makes its way to North America, but rarely one of this size.
The Sahara dust cloud is expected to arrive in the skies over Houston this week.
"Those with asthma and people with allergies should be careful and stay at home".More news: Kia Grand Carnival breaks cover - solid looker!
While those with pre-existing conditions are most vulnerable to adverse health effects from the Saharan plume, airborne dust can also cause pulmonary disease or cause an inflammatory immune response when inhaled.
The Saharan Air Layer also leads to vivid sunsets and sunrises because of the way the dust scatters the sun's light.
The dust does, however, quell hazardous tropical occurrences such as hurricanes by stifling the moisture needed for these storms. Eric Berger and Matt Lanza, meteorologists at Space City Weather in Houston, say the dust plume could be a historic event. "Long enough ago that most of us aren't going to remember that, at least I wouldn't".More news: New York City 2020 Marathon Canceled Due To Coronavirus