Sahara Dust Storm Will Dim The Sun in Charlotte This Weekend

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An epic dust storm is now heading our way from the heart of the Sahara Desert.

It’s officially being called the ‘Saharan Air Layer’ (SAL), a thick and dry plume of desert dust traveling across the Atlantic Ocean in the middle atmosphere.

According NASA’s Atmospheric Composition Model, the heart of the storm will be covering the Charlotte region this weekend. If trends hold up, it may be thick enough to dim the sun.

The heart of the storm just passed over Puerto Rico yesterday, here is what conditions looked like:

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