African dust cloud moves over Texas

Wednesday, August 7, 2013 - 3:16pm

This was the view above Houston on Wednesday. In addition to suffering through sweltering temperatures, the city is dealing with reduced visibility and poor air quality caused by, African dust.

That's right, African dust in Texas. The dust originates all the way from the Sahara, storms and strong winds in Northern Africa pull large amounts of dust into the upper atmosphere, where air currents carry it across the ocean, into the Gulf of Mexico and now into Texas.

It's creating breathing problems for asthma and allergy suffers. The African dust is expected to  hand around for the next several days.

Comments News Comments

Post new Comment