Weather Tidbits: Saharan Dust

It’s all about the Saharan Dust on this Weather Tidbits. The Saharan Air Layer (SAL) is a mass of very dry, dusty air that forms over the Saharan Desert during the late summer to the early fall and travels over the North Atlantic. The dust is known for suppressing tropical development but also the formation of thunderstorms.  The other big benefit from the dust, is the vivid colors that create beautiful sunrises and sunsets. Its negative effect is poorer air quality which leads to respiratory problems.

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