Massive Saharan Dust Plume Will Spread Into the U.S. This Weekend As It Completes Its 5,000-Mile Journey From Africa
A massive plume of dust from Africa’s Sahara Desert is spreading into parts of the U.S. after traveling 5,000 miles across the Atlantic, Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico.
The densest plume of dust began to emerge off western Africa last weekend and has now moved into the South. You can see the general area where the dust is located right now in the analysis below from NASA’s GEOS-5 model.
Air quality has been unhealthy, even for healthy folks, in parts of Texas, Florida, Alabama and Georgia, as of Saturday morning.