The Saharan Dust Storm - Image from NBC
From Accuweather: A massive Saharan dust storm is making its way across the Atlantic Ocean westward (towards the US). There is a video available on Accuweather.com The event occurs during the summer
Saharan dust blows across the Atlantic a few times most summers, sometimes reaching southern Florida. Dust storms and rising warm air can lift the fine Saharan sand 15,000 feet or so above the African deserts. Winds carry the dust westward. Larger particles fall out as the dust crosses the Atlantic. But the smaller particles can cause problems an ocean away.
It is expected to discourage tropical storm formation as it makes its way across the Atlantic (Baltimore Sun), and