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Sahara Dust #228367
06/22/2020 07:01 AM
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Re: Sahara Dust [Re: BillandElaine] #228369
06/22/2020 07:31 AM
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Thanks, pretty heavy stuff.


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Re: Sahara Dust [Re: BillandElaine] #228370
06/22/2020 07:41 AM
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May I assume o e could still get a sunburn or does rhis dust block the UV also. Looks like it's gonn a downpour rain. Thanks for pics

Re: Sahara Dust [Re: BillandElaine] #228373
06/22/2020 07:51 AM
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Doubt you would get a sunburn, but your eyes and lungs will be hurting big time. You would be crazy to go to the beach in this, very difficult to breathe. That's not rain clouds!


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Re: Sahara Dust [Re: BillandElaine] #228375
06/22/2020 08:03 AM
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Wow. Thanks for the pics.. Last June, we had some dust, but not like this!!


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Re: Sahara Dust [Re: BillandElaine] #228378
06/22/2020 08:20 AM
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Last edited by BillandElaine; 06/22/2020 08:21 AM.

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Re: Sahara Dust [Re: BillandElaine] #228381
06/22/2020 09:38 AM
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The only good thing is the dust is supposed to diminish the formation of Tropical Storm activity.

Re: Sahara Dust [Re: o2bnsxm] #228386
06/22/2020 09:55 AM
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And according to the Daily Herald

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While the dust has a negative effect on air quality, it also plays an important ecological role, such as fertilising soil in the Amazon basin and building beaches in the Caribbean.

Re: Sahara Dust [Re: wilsonck] #228387
06/22/2020 10:06 AM
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It also seeds the ocean on it's way here. Just makes it hard to breathe.

Last edited by BillandElaine; 06/22/2020 10:06 AM.

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Re: Sahara Dust [Re: BillandElaine] #228388
06/22/2020 10:06 AM
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Originally Posted by BillandElaine
It also seeds the ocean on it's way here. Just makes it hard to breathe.


Elaine, what exactly does that mean?

Re: Sahara Dust [Re: GaKaye] #228389
06/22/2020 10:08 AM
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Originally Posted by GaKaye
Originally Posted by BillandElaine
It also seeds the ocean on it's way here. Just makes it hard to breathe.


Elaine, what exactly does that mean?

I presume it puts more dust/sand in ocean floors.

Re: Sahara Dust [Re: GaKaye] #228390
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Lots of nutrients beneficial to sea life. I'll get Bill to give me a reference when he comes back from getting his hair cut for the first time since January


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Re: Sahara Dust [Re: BillandElaine] #228391
06/22/2020 10:28 AM
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Thanks, Elaine.

Re: Sahara Dust [Re: GaKaye] #228393
06/22/2020 11:19 AM
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Re: Sahara Dust [Re: BillandElaine] #228397
06/22/2020 12:12 PM
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There is always a downside too.
"but an overgrown bloom can consume much of the dissolved oxygen in an area and create an anoxic dead zone."

Re: Sahara Dust [Re: dlparch] #228399
06/22/2020 12:18 PM
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Well there you go! Thanks!


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Re: Sahara Dust [Re: BillandElaine] #228403
06/22/2020 01:30 PM
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Never have experienced Sahard Dust. How long does it usually hang around?


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Re: Sahara Dust [Re: mgh] #228405
06/22/2020 01:40 PM
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It continues to blow on through with the prevailing winds. Could last for 3 days or longer depending on the size of the cloud coming across the Atlantic and what is continuing to feed it from the Sahara Desert.

Re: Sahara Dust [Re: BillandElaine] #228407
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Cedrick closed beach today due to dust

Re: Sahara Dust [Re: dlparch] #228417
06/22/2020 06:45 PM
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Thank you. I always appreciate actual information rather that speculation, as in "I presume".

Re: Sahara Dust [Re: BillandElaine] #228447
06/23/2020 08:41 AM
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Re: Sahara Dust [Re: BillandElaine] #228461
06/23/2020 11:34 AM
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Much better today.

Re: Sahara Dust [Re: Kennys] #228462
06/23/2020 11:45 AM
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Good to hear!


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