Thick blanket of Saharan dust is covering the area


My family and friends in Puerto Rico are posting pictures … like never ever before!! … “Known as the Saharan Air Layer (SAL), this dry dust plume commonly forms between April and October and moves into the tropical Atlantic Ocean every three to five days, according to the United States (US) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).”

Repeating Islands

page4b030_largePeople from all regions of the Caribbean—from Trinidad and Tobago and Barbados to Puerto Rico, Jamaica, and the Bahamas (to name a few)—have been sharing photos on social media showing the mysterious, hazy effects of the Saharan dust sweeping over the area. Here is a short report from Philipsburg, Sint Maarten. According to The Daily Herald, this particularplume, called the Saharan Air Layer (SAL, that rolled into the region this weekend is unusually large and dense.

A massive plume of dust from the Sahara Desert arrived in the local area this weekend and is causing hazy and dusty conditions, said the Meteorological Department of St. Maarten (MDS) on Sunday. Persons with respiratory issues are urged to take precautionary measures.

Known as the Saharan Air Layer (SAL), this dry dust plume commonly forms between April and October and moves into the tropical Atlantic Ocean every three to five days, according…

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I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!

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