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

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  • The plume of dust began to emerge off western Africa last weekend and has now traveled over 4,000 miles.
  • "The main impacts are a whitening of the sky during daylight hours, redder sunsets, and decreased air quality."
  • Some of the dust may then move as far north and east as the Ohio Valley and mid-Atlantic this weekend.

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.

Read more: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/06/24/sahara-dust-storm-us-gulf-coast-texas-what-to-expect/3250102001/

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Sounds like it could be pretty in sunrise and sunsets. Maybe good for photographers, hopefully some great photos. But not so good for people suffering with poor lungs. Don't know if it is exciting or worrying. 

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23 hours ago, 4Jah2me said:

Sounds like it could be pretty in sunrise and sunsets. Maybe good for photographers, hopefully some great photos. But not so good for people suffering with poor lungs. Don't know if it is exciting or worrying. 

That is the reality, however, there are some good souls that do more than take pictures, they help out in the aftermath, able and willing because they were equipped to take action.

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