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SKY PHENOMENON 1:01 ET, Jun 17 2021Updated: 1:01 ET, Jun 17 2021A HUGE “Saharan dust cloud” is set to hit parts of Florida today

The “air layer” started moving across the state from early on Wednesday morning, and will turn skies orange and hazy, according to WOFL.

According to the news station, locals will be able to see the aerial phenomenon in the next few days – so long as the rain doesn’t interfere.

“The only thing preventing Floridians from seeing this colorful sky phenom is all of the clouds and high rain chances that have been the norm as of late,” meteorologist Jayme King said.

“When this happened last year, the end result was fantastic and pleasing to everyone from local photographers to those of us working in the weather community.” 

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DUST WILL HANG IN THE AIR UNTIL SATURDAY

Meteorologists say the high pressure in the Atlantic Ocean will keep the dust in the region through Saturday.

As the chance of rain recedes to 30%, there will be less cloud cover at the end of the day, bringing clearer skies for a better view of the vivid colors.

2020’s Saharan dust storm hung over FloridaCredit: Getty 2020’S ‘GODZILLA’ DUST STORM LOOMED OVER MIAMI

On June 30, 2020, the “Godzilla” Saharan dust storm loomed over Miami Beach, Florida.

Credit: Getty JAMAICA WARNS RESIDENTS TO BRACE FOR ‘INCREASED DUST’

A Jamaican weather alert warned citizens about the dust storm.

“A surge of Saharan dust from the Sahara Desert has reached the Central Caribbean. Jamaicans should brace for increased dust particles with hotter than normal temperature over the next 24-48 hours,” the alert read.

WEATHER UPDATE:

A surge of Saharan dust from the Sahara Desert has reached the Central Caribbean. Jamaicans should brace for increased dust particles with hotter than normal temperature over the next 24-48 hours. https://t.co/H70Gi8NZRI pic.twitter.com/9i5WxVWOQj

— 🇯🇲Jamaica Weather🌞 (@jamaicaweather) June 16, 2021 EXPERTS EXPECT A ‘MAJOR DUST OUTBREAK’

The dust was swept up by swirling winds across the Sahara Desert.

“It’s going to be a major dust outbreak,” University of Miami professor Joseph Prospero said.

“It’s been moving across the Atlantic for the past several days, and it’s expected to be in the area around Friday or Saturday,” meteorologist Sammy Hadi said.

“It acts to prevent widespread showers and thunderstorms. You could still have showers and thunderstorms, but the coverage would be much less if you didn’t have Saharan dust,” Hadi said.

‘GODZILLA’ STORM REDUCED VISIBILITY

Saharan dust storms in 2020 drastically reduced visibility, leading to canceled flights.

Canary Islands, Spain in February 2020Credit: Alamy HOW MUCH DUST WILL TRAVEL FROM THE SAHARA?

Tons of dust will travel from the Sahara Desert to North and South America.

In 2020, the dust storm – nicknamed “Godzilla” – carried nearly 24 tons of dust across the Atlantic Ocean. The storm was so large, astronauts could see it from space.

Experts said the dust will affect the weather, climate, and oceans, as well as human health.

FLORIDA METEOROLOGIST SHARES DUST MOVEMENTS

🌵It’s about that time. Dust from the Sahara Desert in Africa has made it across the Atlantic and will move into South Florida in the middle of next week. You’ll notice a very hazy, gray sky. #FLwx pic.twitter.com/YFuMmLvmCz

— Brandon Orr (@BrandonOrrWPLG) June 12, 2021 DUST STORM COULD WORSEN ALLERGIES AND MIMIC COVID SYMPTOMS

The Saharan dust storm is expected to create beautiful skies, but there are some downfalls.

Experts say it will worsen air pollution, creating trouble for those prone to allergies and respiratory problems.

Some warn the symptoms could mimic those of Covid-19, according to Click Orlando.

LAYER OF DUST COULD EXTEND 20,000 FEET INTO ATMOSPHERE

The layer of dust known as the Saharan Air Layer forms of the Sahara Desert and extends between 5,000 and 20,000feet into the atmosphere, the NOAA said.

Dust can be transported thousands of miles with the winds are especially strong.

“The dry, dusty air associated with the SAL has been known to cause hazy skies over the areas where it blows,” the site says.

DUST WILL HANG IN THE AIR UNTIL SATURDAY

Meteorologists say the high pressure in the Atlantic Ocean will keep the dust in the region through Saturday.

As the chance of rain recedes to 30%, there will be less cloud cover at the end of the day, bringing clearer skies for a better view of the vivid colors.

RAIN MIGHT KEEP FLORIDIANS FROM SEEING THE SKY

FOX 35 reported that a rainy forecast might keep Floridians from viewing the Saharan dust cloud.

“The only thing preventing Floridians from seeing this colorful sky phenom is all of the clouds and high rain chances that have been the norm as of late,” FOX 35 Storm Team Chief Meteorologist Jayme King said.

“When this happened last year, the end result was fantastic and pleasing to everyone from local photographers to those of us working in the weather community,” King went on.

FLORIDA WILL SEE ‘SAHARAN DUST’

As of Wednesday morning, a Saharan Air layer is moving across southern Florida.

The “dust cloud” was first reported at 4am on Wednesday.

The orange haziness will hang over the state for the rest of the week.

Florida is expected to see orange skies, possibly similar to this one from earlier in 2021Credit: AFP WHICH PARTS OF THE WORLD WILL SEE THE DUST?

First, the dusty air will move to the islands of the Caribbean before making its way east across the Atlantic Ocean to western Africa.

High pressure over the Atlantic and its “clockwise” flow of air will blow over the ocean and towards Florida and the Southeast U.S.

Southern Florida will see the dust if the rain clears.

JAMAICA WARNS RESIDENTS TO BRACE FOR ‘INCREASED DUST’

A Jamaican weather alert warned citizens about the dust storm.

“A surge of Saharan dust from the Sahara Desert has reached the Central Caribbean. Jamaicans should brace for increased dust particles with hotter than normal temperature over the next 24-48 hours,” the alert read.

WEATHER UPDATE:

A surge of Saharan dust from the Sahara Desert has reached the Central Caribbean. Jamaicans should brace for increased dust particles with hotter than normal temperature over the next 24-48 hours. https://t.co/H70Gi8NZRI pic.twitter.com/9i5WxVWOQj

— 🇯🇲Jamaica Weather🌞 (@jamaicaweather) June 16, 2021 2020’S ‘GODZILLA’ DUST STORM LOOMED OVER MIAMI

On June 30, 2020, the “Godzilla” Saharan dust storm loomed over Miami Beach, Florida.

Credit: Getty VIDEO SHOWS SAHARAN DUST TRAVELING ACROSS THE ATLANTIC

2020 DUST STORM CLOUDED VISIBILITY

Saharan dust storms in 2020 drastically reduced visibility, leading to cancelled flights.

Canary Islands, Spain in February 2020Credit: Alamy EXPERTS EXPECT A ‘MAJOR DUST OUTBREAK’

The dust was swept up by swirling winds across the Sahara Desert.

“It’s going to be a major dust outbreak,” University of Miami professor Joseph Prospero said.

“It’s been moving across the Atlantic for the past several days, and it’s expected to be in the area around Friday or Saturday,” meteorologist Sammy Hadi said.

“It acts to prevent widespread showers and thunderstorms. You could still have showers and thunderstorms, but the coverage would be much less if you didn’t have Saharan dust,” Hadi said.

HOW MUCH DUST WILL TRAVEL FROM THE SAHARA?

Tons of dust will travel from the Sahara Desert to North and South America.

In 2020, the dust storm – nicknamed “Godzilla” – carried nearly 24 tons of dust across the Atlantic Ocean. The storm was so large, astronauts could see it from space.

Experts said the dust will affect the weather, climate, and oceans, as well as human health.

DUST STORM COULD WORSEN ALLERGIES AND MIMIC COVID SYMPTOMS

The Saharan dust storm is expected to create beautiful skies, but there are some downfalls.

Experts say it will worsen air pollution, creating trouble for those prone to allergies and respiratory problems.

Some warn the symptoms could mimic those of Covid-19, according to Click Orlando.

FLORIDA METEOROLOGIST SHARES DUST MOVEMENTS

🌵It’s about that time. Dust from the Sahara Desert in Africa has made it across the Atlantic and will move into South Florida in the middle of next week. You’ll notice a very hazy, gray sky. #FLwx pic.twitter.com/YFuMmLvmCz

— Brandon Orr (@BrandonOrrWPLG) June 12, 2021 LAYER OF DUST COULD EXTEND 20,000 FEET INTO ATMOSPHERE

The layer of dust known as the Saharan Air Layer forms of the Sahara Desert and extends between 5,000 and 20,000feet into the atmosphere, the NOAA said.

Dust can be transported thousands of miles with the winds are especially strong.

“The dry, dusty air associated with the SAL has been known to cause hazy skies over the areas where it blows,” the site says.

‘PLUME OF DUST’ TRAVELING ACROSS THE ATLANTIC

The “plume of dust” is traveling westward across the Atlantic Ocean, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), a division of the U.S. Department of Commerce.

“Every three to five days from late spring through early fall, a mass of dusty air known as the Saharan Air Layer (SAL) forms over the Sahara Desert and moves westward across the tropical North Atlantic,” the site says.

DUST WILL HANG IN THE AIR UNTIL SATURDAY

Meteorologists say the high pressure in the Atlantic Ocean will keep the dust in the region through Saturday.

As the chance of rain recedes to 30%, there will be less cloud cover at the end of the day, bringing clearer skies for a better view of the vivid colors.

WHICH PARTS OF THE WORLD WILL SEE THE DUST?

First, the dusty air will move to the islands of the Caribbean before making its way east across the Atlantic Ocean to western Africa.

High pressure over the Atlantic and its “clockwise” flow of air will blow over the ocean and towards Florida and the Southeast U.S.

Southern Florida will see the dust if the rain clears.