PHOTOS: Saharan Dust brings hazy sunsets to Central Texas. A lighter concentration of Saharan dust usually brings a brilliant glow to the evening sky as the sun drops to the horizon. In-depth look at today's local, statewide and national news, as well as updates on weather provided by the KBTX News team.
Credit: Ray L Perez, Sarahan Dust sunset in South Austin by Rosa Gonzalez. Picture: Weather.com.
The air quality in Austin is expected to remain in the "moderate" level on Sunday. Many of the polling sites had a steady stream of voters, but not long lines. Most of this dust plume is lofted 15,000 to 16,500 feet above the earth’s surface. Copyright 2020 KBTX. Scientifically...that is a hard one to answer. No joke! It is 2020 though, so maybe have Brendan Fraser and The Rock on speed dial...Just in case. Some may not have been impacted at all! Saharan Dust: What to expect and what not to. Have you heard? Catastrophic storm surge expected along northeastern coast. Saharan dust Friday afternoon (credit: NASA). ), By viewing our video content, you are accepting the terms of our. We can call it unique, though. Those with nasal allergies and / or respiratory conditions such as asthma and COPD may be impacted the most. For that group, you will likely want to remain indoors as much as possible. It can cause breathing issues for those with asthma, allergies or upper respiratory conditions. The trade winds then pick up that dust and transport it towards North America. Credit: The Levassars, Taken in Cedar Park Thursday during sunset by Ray L Perez. Air quality was "unhealthy" on Saturday. We will see the dust in North Texas Friday and Saturday. However, this is nothing new. While some minor concentrations of dust may settle down toward the ground, this is all expected to generally blow-by over the Brazos Valley’s heads. Credit: Rosa Gonzalez, Taken in Georgetown at sunset on Thursday by Margaret Lewis. Let's go ahead and clear up some misconceptions, shall we? Taken prior to sunset by Alex Faris. Normally, yes! Most of @TAMU that is normally visible from this view is hidden behind the haze pic.twitter.com/eelqqmTIbe, Matagorda Bay: Saturday vs Sunday Before & after Saharan Dust moved in: Lori Niermann Hay pic.twitter.com/Imw4KtAPNM. This happens when dust storms take shape over the desert and dust is then elevated. Tropical Storm Arthur and Tropical Storm Bertha which formed in May were the first two named storms … When that Saharan dust arrives in our atmosphere, it will NOT look like this: But it will look like this! People with respiratory issues such as asthma or people with heart and lung disease were especially vulnerable. Some islands in the Caribbean that track particulates indicate it’s one of the worst since the 1970s. Sure does! NASA shows how the dust feeds the Amazon’s plants and how much of a small world it really is after all. AUSTIN, Texas — It is that time of the year when dust from the Sahara Desert in Africa makes the 5,000-mile trek across the Atlantic Ocean by the trade winds. Check out what it looked like over the Brazos Valley back in July of 2016 and again in 2018: A hazy, Saharan Dust #BrazosValleySunset over #bcstx7.11.2016(cc @NWSHouston) pic.twitter.com/u6YJkvbWOf, #BrazosValleySunset (Saharan Dust Edition)7.15.2018: @KBTXRusty pic.twitter.com/CYR2M3PR6x. 1) 2020 is still 2020-ing. 5) The #BrazosValleySunset is going to be spectacular! However, some of the latest computer forecasts are showing the potential for more dust to move in around the end of the week.
An Election Day prayer vigil is being held at Saint Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Downtown Bryan. These are pictures of Saharan dust lofted high above the Brazos Valley and Southeast Texas in 2018: Hey #bcstx......looking pretty dusty out there. Eight business have been found to have violated the state’s COVID-19 protocols after agents visited more than 1,700 bars across the state. Grand Prairie Native, 'American Idol' Finalist Nikki McKibben Dead At 42, Corsicana Native, Actor Eddie Hassell Shot To Death In Grand Prairie, Fort Worth PD Comments After Claims Officers Gave 'Escort' To Pro-Trump Caravan Near Polling Station In Predominantly Minority Area, 4 Police Officers Shot At While Helping Accident Victims On Roadside: 'This Needs To Stop', U.S. Saharan dust typically makes the 5,000+ mile journey across the Atlantic and into parts of the United States during the early summer months.
Before the sky turns a hazy gray, here is … This is not considered to be a criminal case, but Bryan PD is still investigating. It’s open to anyone who wants to stop in and pray. A BIG plume of Saharan Dust will move into the Brazos Valley, Texas, and much of the Gulf Coast this week. This happens when dust storms take shape over the desert and dust is then elevated. 2:30 p.m. update: A wave of Saharan dust that was expected to arrive Friday on the Texas Gulf Coast will expand into Central Texas over the weekend, the Texas … 2020 has been a doozy. The Associated Press contributed to this report. 2) Have you ever seen a dust storm in West Texas?! When there is consistent dust in our air, air quality decreases. Published: June 22, 2020, 12:05 pm Updated: ... What you need to know about Saharan dust in Texas Those around San Antonio, who have respiratory issues, may experience minor symptoms. The concentration of Saharan dust peaked on Saturday, causing the air quality to drop to the "unhealthy" level in Austin. 7) 2020 is probably sending us that sand-ghost thing from the movie “The Mummy!”. Gov. This is a current count of COVID-19 cases in the Brazos Valley as of midday. That dust settles and adds nutrients and minerals to help keep the rain forest healthy and growing. If we can pull off a soaking rain, that should help clear the haze out of the sky and improve the air quality for a short while before more dust swings back in. The dusty haze reflects some sunshine back to space, cooling the surface a bit where the plume is thickest. Credit: Margaret Lewis, Jen Kearney said she snapped this on her walk through Villages of Berry Creek. The KVUE Storm Team will continue to closely monitor the forecast. That meant it was unhealthy for sensitive groups to spend prolonged periods of time outdoors. Now we have to deal with dust all the way from the Sahara?! Some folks had to wait in line in Brazos County. Saharan dust will make you sick. All rights reserved. ©2020 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The warm, dry air is associated with a stable atmosphere and lower tropical activity. This particular plume is among the most extreme on record, scientists have noted. This Saharan dust has been causing reduced air quality and hazy conditions over the past several days here in Central Texas. Across the southeastern U.S., from the Gulf Coast to the Carolinas and potentially as far north as Indianapolis and Cincinnati, dust effects will likely be visible in the coming days. Your car will be covered in dust and mud! Before the sky turns a hazy gray, here is what you can expect and what may just be an over-exaggeration on social media’s part.
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