Every year I post a article about the coming Hurricane Season…usually I report on the predictions for the season and then write to my readers to not worry if I am off-line and that I shall return as soon as possible and then I post the video of Buffet’s “Trying To Reason With The Hurricane Season”
This year there seems to be some possible good news about our season as we enter into the time of most activity…….it may be calmer than normal and we have the Sahara to thank……a desert thousands of miles away…..
Dust from the Sahara Desert has surged into the Caribbean and may funnel its way toward the Gulf Coast of the United States this weekend, keeping the tropics at bay for the near future.
Known as the Saharan Air Layer (SAL), this dry dust plume commonly forms from late spring through early fall, moving out into the tropical Atlantic Ocean about every three to five days, according to NOAA’s Hurricane Research Division (HRD).
The HRD says the SAL is typically located between 5,000 and 20,000 feet above the Earth’s surface. It is transported westward by bursts of strong winds and tropical waves located in the central and western Atlantic Ocean at altitudes between 6,500 and 14,500 feet.
Say what you may….personally I want to thank the desert for its help…..down here the calmer the better.
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