Friday Fun Fact, #2 …. “😳 Saharan ‘Godzilla’ Dust Plume 😳 …. “!!

~~June 26, 2020~~



The year 2020 hasn’t been kind to many people. One of the nations that has really felt the ire of this year is Puerto Rico, my home.

From the persistent earthquakes that began un January, to the COVID-19 pandemic, to the resulting strictly enforced social distancing and mask wearing to the Saharan Dust Plume.

I’m not sure that this is a picture from Puerto Rico but reports from friends and families, accompanied by pictures, it could very well be. The good thing, it’s passing through an headed to the mainland. Beware!


“The main impacts of the Saharan dust will be hazy skies during the day, locally reduced visibility and degraded air quality,” the Weather Prediction Center said. “However, this will also make for some very colorful sunrises and sunsets with deeper oranges and reds compared to normal.”

Through the weekend, a thinner amount of dust will advance across much of the eastern US. At the same time, a denser concentration will hang around the Southeast, mainly Alabama, Georgia, and Florida.

This Saharan dust plume is historic
“The ongoing Saharan dust outbreak across the tropical Atlantic is by far the most extreme of the MODIS satellite record – our most detailed, continuous record of global dust back to 2002,” tweeted Atmospheric Scientist Michael Lowry.

“It is definitely historic,” Olga Mayol-Bracero, a researcher at the University of Puerto Rico, told CNN Weather. “We knew we were going to be in an extraordinary situation.”

“As it appears in … full read/full credit”

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#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexachwordpress

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About Dr. Rex

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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