A cloud of sand dust from the Sahara moving across the Atlantic could reach the Gulf of Mexico next week.
A huge accumulation of sand raised by a sandstorm in the Sahara desert rushes over the Atlantic Ocean and can reach the southern coast of the United States in a few days. According to weather forecasters, residents of the Atlantic coast should expect unusual spectacles – for example, changes in the color of the sky.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reports that a plume of dust rose on June 7 and moved westward from the African continent with winds. Very dry and dusty air forms over the Sahara Desert in late spring, summer and early autumn, and then it brings drought to the Gulf of Mexico. According to NOAA, some of these dust clouds can cover vast ar