Crazy Dust Storm Set to SLAM into US East Coast in Coming... Trump Threatens Protesters with CRAZY Punishment if They Go After Statues, Deep State Gets DUNKED ON! The Saharan Air Layer is a layer of dry, dusty Saharan air that rides up over the low-level moist air over the tropical Atlantic. And it’s far too warm for a freak blizzard. 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Political engagement is trending higher than almost ever in our history. This disturbance generated strong east-to-west surface trade winds which blew the dust from the Sahara out over the Atlantic Ocean. The dust is also acting to decrease the amount of sunlight hitting the surface, cooling the ocean and further discouraging hurricane activity. ... another Saharan dust storm. Astronauts have also gotten a good view of it from the international space station. According to a 2018 study done by the Health Effects Institute (a U.S. nonprofit corporation funded by EPA and the auto industry), PM2.5 pollution in the U.S. caused approximately 87,000 premature deaths per year between 2010 and 2016. The dust layer is so thick you can see it on weather satellites. At the boundary between the SAL and low-level moist air where the trade winds blow is the trade wind inversion – a region of the atmosphere where the temperature increases with height. What we’re dealign with here is a sand storm from 5,000 miles away. The level of drought experienced in the northwestern Sahel during the previous year is the key factor of the three in determining how much dust gets transported over the Atlantic during hurricane season, according to a January 2004 study in Geophysical Research Letters published by C. Moulin and I. Chiapello. The initial dust outbreak was driven by a few smaller storm systems over central and west Africa. No, it’s not a hurricane. So large amounts of dust can keep the sea surface temperatures up to 1 degree Celsius cooler than average in the hurricane Main Development Region from the coast of Africa to the Caribbean, providing hurricanes with less energy to form and grow. Sign up for our daily email and get the stories everyone is talking about. By Monday, it had changed the tropical blue skies into a hazy brown-gray color. With the election coming in just over a week, Mark Meadows may have done some serious damage to the Trump campaign. Ocean temperatures in the MDR currently are 0.7 degree Fahrenheit above average, so that anomaly should ease this week as the dust blocks sunlight. FAKE MELANIA?! As these causes of death result also from other factors – such as lifestyle and family history – they are usually referred to as premature deaths. Here’s what’s happening. Epstein Pals Spooked as Attorney General Demands ‘Pedophile Island’ Flight Logs. A PM2.5 episode as widespread and severe as this – even without the COVID-19 pandemic raging – could cause hundreds of premature deaths. The dust is accompanied by a large amount of dry air from the Saharan Air Layer, putting a damper on any hurricanes that attempt to form. Air pollution aggravates COVID-19 symptoms, leading to expected increases in hospital admissions from the disease in regions where dust concentrations spike. Saharan dust can affect hurricane activity in several ways: How climate change is making hurricanes more dangerous. How much weirder is 2020 going to get, people?! The inversion is stronger, which inhibits the thunderstorms that power a hurricane. Photos of the dust were soon circulating on social media. “We flew over this Saharan dust plume today in the west central Atlantic,’ Astronaut Doug Hurly tweeted on Sunday. In a 2016 paper, The past, present and future of African dust, Amato Evan and co-authors found that the surface wind field responsible for most of the variability in North African dust emission was the result of the topography of the Sahara affecting the surface wind patterns. 1. 2. ... 2020 . Dust acts as a shield, which keeps sunlight from reaching the surface. The dust cloud is bringing dangerously high levels of fine particulate pollution (PM2.5, particles less than 2.5 microns or 0.0001 inch in diameter) and PM10 (particles less than 10 microns in diameter). On Tuesday, this sunset enhancing, blue sky limiting, tropical threat reducing dust plume continues its 5,000-mile journey toward the US. The dry air accompanying the dust will also worsen drought conditions gripping many of the islands. Dust may also act to produce more clouds, but this effect needs much more study.