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Saharan Dust in South Florida

 
Saharan Dust in South Florida
Posted August 19th, 2014 @ 12:00pm

Something wicked this way comes.

July 10, 2014: A Saharan Air Layer (Source: National Weather Service Miami)

July 10, 2014: A Saharan Air Layer (Source: National Weather Service Miami)

It's Saharan Dust... literally dust particles carried thousands of miles across from Africa.

Right now it's not posing any serious health threats-- but it is a problem for those with severe respiratory problems such as asthma or emphysema.

Monica Mognon with Broward Health Air Quality Control says young children and the elderly may also be more at risk.

It’s not new to South Florida, as the SAL is typical in June and July.

What can you expect?

The atmosphere will likely appear a little hazy as the dust moves across the region. Sunsets are often enhanced.People with allergies may notice them more as the dust moves across the region.

 

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