Dust and haze

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Large amount of Saharan dust moving over the Atlantic Ocean

Another large Saharan dust cloud has lifted off western Africa late Sunday, August 22, 2021, and is now moving over the Atlantic Ocean toward the Caribbean and the United States. The cloud seems of similar strength to the one produced last week. Image credit:...

August 24, 2021

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Dense clouds of Saharan dust spreading over Europe and Atlantic Ocean

Earth-observing satellites are picking up two dense clouds of Saharan dust -- one moving NE over the Mediterranean Sea into Europe and the other W over the Atlantic Ocean. The European cloud has already reached southern Spain, Corsica, and most of Italy and is...

July 13, 2021

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Large Saharan dust cloud moving over the Atlantic Ocean

A new large Saharan dust cloud is moving over the Atlantic Ocean and is expected to reach the Caribbean by the end of the week. The cloud will remain over the Caribbean until the end of the week and move toward the southeastern US early next week. Saharan dust...

June 28, 2021

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Very thick Saharan dust cloud moving over the Mediterranean into Italy and SE Europe

A very thick Saharan dust cloud is moving over the Mediterranean Sea into Italy and Southeast Europe over the past couple of days. Coupled with exceptionally high temperatures affecting the region, this dust is contributing to lower visibility, respiratory issues,...

June 23, 2021

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Intense dust storms affecting Kuwait

Intense dust storms are affecting Kuwait since June 10, 2021, significantly reducing visibility and causing severe traffic chaos. The meteorological department said strong winds, dust storms, and heat can be expected at least until June 20. Intense dust storms are...

June 17, 2021

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Large cloud of Saharan dust reaches the Caribbean and South America

A large cloud of Saharan dust moving across the Atlantic Ocean over the past week has reached the Caribbean and South America. The dust will remain over the region for the next couple of days, limiting visibility and lowering air quality. After that, it's...

June 11, 2021

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Deadly dust storms hit Karachi, Pakistan

Severe dust storms and heavy rains struck parts of Karachi, Pakistan, on Tuesday, May 18, 2021, resulting in at least four fatalities and damaged properties. The storms came amid a severe heat spell in the city and the onslaught of Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm...

May 19, 2021

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Dusty winds and heavy rain hit north Qatar

Strong winds, rain, and dense dust hit Qatar over the weekend, leading to low visibility. According to the Qatar Meteorological Department, the wave of dust came from northwestern Arabia. The weather phenomenon was witnessed Saturday to Sunday, April 3 to 4. Heavy...

April 07, 2021

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Massive dust storm engulfs West Texas, causing near-zero visibility

A line of severe storms brought a massive amount of dust in West Texas on Monday afternoon, March 22, 2021. The dust storm turned skies into dark orange and left motorists with near-zero visibility. A massive dust storm kicked up by severe storms blanketed the skies...

March 23, 2021

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The largest Saharan dust cloud in 50 years engulfs the Caribbean, air quality at record hazardous levels

Massive Saharan dust cloud is engulfing the Caribbean as it heads toward the U.S., with air quality across much of the region falling to record hazardous levels. The phenomenon is described to be the most significant in 50 years, according to environmental health...

June 24, 2020

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'Abnormally large' plume of Saharan dust makes it to the Caribbean, to reach South U.S. this week

A massive dust cloud from the Sahara continues its westward progression and has moved over the Lesser Antilles, the eastern Caribbean Sea, and Puerto Rico as of June 21, 2020. The dust plume, which is described by scientists as an abnormally large cloud, is forecast...

June 22, 2020

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Massive plume of Saharan dust moving over the Atlantic Ocean toward the Caribbean and U.S.

An expansive plume of dust from the Sahara continues to move over the Atlantic Ocean and is forecast to spread to the Caribbean by the weekend. It may also reach the Gulf of Mexico and parts of the U.S. by next week. The Saharan Air Layer (SAL) usually forms from...

June 18, 2020

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Strong advection of Saharan dust from North Africa into Europe

A huge load of Saharan dust is moving across the Mediterranean Sea into SE Europe on May 14, 2020, with additional deposits expected in the coming days. According to Severe Weather Europe (SWE) meteorologists, the dust may also reach the UK and Ireland over the...

May 14, 2020

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Massive dust storm barrels through Delhi, India

Sunny morning skies went dark by noon as massive dust storm enveloped Delhi, India, in a sudden change of weather on Sunday, May 10, 2020. The storm came after the city recorded the season's second hottest temperature -- 40.9 °C (105.6 °F). "This...

May 11, 2020

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Massive sandstorm hits Canary Islands, authorities describe it as the worst in 40 years

A massive sandstorm with winds up to 120 km/h (75 mph) hit the Canary Islands over the weekend and continued into Monday, February 24, 2020. The storm caused severe disruptions and exacerbated wildfires which forced about 2 000 residents to evacuate. The regional...

February 24, 2020

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Sydney chokes in smoke as Australia bushfires intensify, current period of poor air quality the 'longest' and 'most widespread' in the state's history

The air quality in Sydney, Australia continued to worsen on Tuesday, December 10, 2019, as roughly 100 bushfires burned in New South Wales (NSW) and strong north winds brought further smoke into the city. The haze was so thick in some areas that it was 11 times more...

December 11, 2019

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Denver sees snowiest Thanksgiving since 1979, dense fog on Black Friday, Colorado

Denver residents woke up to 203 mm (8 inches) of snow on Thanksgiving morning, November 28, 2019, making it the most snow on the ground on the holiday since 1979, according to official statistics at Denver International Airport. Meanwhile, fog covered the city on...

November 29, 2019