A massive cloud of Saharan dust is floating above the Atlantic Ocean towards America this morning. Like a hurricane that comes from that area of the world, our technology can track it, warn us of it, but is powerless to stop it. These dust storms are apparently an annual occurrence but this one will be the worst in at least 50 years!
The Weather Channel reports that Saharan Air Layer (SAL) is floating at an altitude of 5,000 and 15,000 feet. Cars and homes in Puerto Rico are now covered in sand from Africa and by the weekend may be here in South Carolina! WYFF reports that beginning Thursday you might notice a haze in the sky. If you suffer from respiratory issues you may feel the effects through the weekend.