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.
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