As if a worldwide pandemic and hurricane season wasn’t enough, the U.S is now preparing to be hit by a massive dust cloud blown in from Africa, nicknamed the Gorilla Dust Cloud. This is the largest Saharan plume that the U.S. has seen in 50 years.
The Gorilla Dust Cloud could cause health problems for those with respiratory issues, and it could even impair vision for some people. The dust cloud could impact the Southeastern U.S. until the weekend, and you can see its most recent path on Meteorologist and Climate Specialist Jeff Berardelli’s Twitter page:
Here’s the latest dust loop… lots of clouds along the Gulf Coast blocking it but you can clearly see the haze near coastal areas of Louisiana, MS, AL and the FL Panhandle. pic.twitter.com/qKpRERl8uG
— Jeff Berardelli (@WeatherProf) June 25, 2020
After this dust settles, Floridian’s can prepare for what is looking like an active hurricane season. Stay tuned to local and national weather stations to stay up to date.