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A 'Godzilla' dust cloud from Sahara Desert is nearing US Gulf Coast

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A 'Godzilla' dust cloud from Sahara Desert is nearing US Gulf Coast

It's almost here.

The long-awaited cloud of Saharan dust is poised to "hit" the U.S. Gulf Coast on Thursday and Friday, forecasters say, promising hazy skies and fiery red sunsets but also potential health problems.

Nicknamed "Godzilla" for its unusually large size, the plume of dust began to emerge off western Africa last weekend and now has traveled over 4,000 miles from the Atlantic Ocean to the Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico, the Weather Channel said.

The mass of extremely dry and dusty air known as the Saharan Air Layer forms over the Sahara Desert and moves across the North Atlantic every three to five days from late spring to early fall, peaking in late June to mid-August, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. 

A massive dust cloud from the Sahara Desert is poised to spread over the U.S. Gulf Coast the next few days.

It can occupy a roughly 2-mile thick layer in the atmosphere, the agency said.

"The main impacts of the Saharan dust are a whitening of the sky during daylight hours, redder sunsets, and decreased air quality," the National Weather Service said.

Several Caribbean islands were coated with dust earlier this week.

“This is the most significant event in the past 50 years,” said Pablo Méndez Lázaro, an environmental health specialist with the University of Puerto Rico. Due to the extremely poor air quality, “conditions are dangerous in many Caribbean islands," he said Monday.

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What? No mentioned that this is being caused by the global warming scam? I'm sure studies and articles are being written as we speak...

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On 6/25/2020 at 10:59 PM, MovieMadness said:

What? No mentioned that this is being caused by the global warming scam? I'm sure studies and articles are being written as we speak...

You complain when environmental conditions are blamed on climate change. Now you're complaining when an environmental event is NOT blamed on climate change,

Let's face it, MM, if you didn't find some reason to complain you wouldn't know what to do with yourself.

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Now you're complaining when an environmental event is NOT blamed on climate change,

according to liberalism there is no such thing as a climate change independent weather condition.

:P

 

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The Sahara started about 3700 years ago, so did someone disrespect Ra whom inflicted global warming upon them?

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