There is currently something weird happening in the sky over Florida… and it’s coming from half a world away.
The world’s largest desert, the Sahara, sends its greetings: Dust!
Today was hazy over parts of Florida as large quantities of dry dusty air were carried over thousands of kilometers from Sahara to Florida.
This weather phenomenon occurs roughly once every summer and has some weird consequences on the local microclimate:
- Rain will be scarce although the humidity and heat are high. This is rare, expecially in the rainy season.
- The temperatures will get higher than normal with highs around 94-97 degrees.
- You will most probably enjoy some of your most vivid sunsets and sunrises as the suspended dust scatters the sun rays.
The Saharan dust should disappear over the week-end for more common weather forecast.
Amazing! You have African sand in Florida!