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singlefin
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June 21, 2020 10:12 pm  

Is it just me, or has the last two days been especially dusty. Looks like another two days of the same. 


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Scubadoo
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June 21, 2020 11:16 pm  

Can't say that I've noticed it at all down by the beach.  Certainly been dry though.


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stjohnjulie
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June 22, 2020 3:41 am  

This is the thickest I have ever seen the dust in my 21 years.   Several people on facebook have posted side by side pictures of a clear day and what it looked like yesterday. Windy.com has a dust layer you can pull up (click on more layers, type dust into the search, turn it on, close out that window, then click on air quality to find the dust layer you just turned on).  Looks like it's going to be thick for a few more days.  They say it keeps tropical storms away, so that is a plus.  


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jaldeborgh
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June 22, 2020 4:05 am  

I’ve noticed the output of my solar system has been reduced the last couple of days, I wonder if it’s connected. 


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June 22, 2020 8:12 am  
Posted by: @stjohnjulie

They say it keeps tropical storms away, so that is a plus.  

I would actually prefer a Tropical Storm. I need some free water!


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Scubadoo
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June 22, 2020 9:13 pm  

Did not notice the dust at ground level today but the haze  in the sky was incredible.  The dust supposedly keeps the clouds from forming.  We could use some rain.


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jaldeborgh
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June 23, 2020 6:32 am  

According to the NHC there’s more Saharan dust on its way.  Helps prevent tropical waves from forming. 


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speee1dy
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June 23, 2020 8:09 am  

wish it would end. bad for people with breathing issues 


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jaldeborgh
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June 23, 2020 10:32 am  

Is Saharan dust a recent phenomenon?


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vicanuck
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June 23, 2020 10:37 am  
Posted by: @jaldeborgh

Is Saharan dust a recent phenomenon?

We get it every year, but, this year is the worst I've seen in my 16 years here.


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Exit Zero
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June 23, 2020 10:38 am  

@jaldeborgh - sahara Dust is a yearly natural occurence.

Good explanation here:

https://newsofstjohn.com/a-natural-phenomenon-on-st-john/


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Scubadoo
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June 23, 2020 11:26 pm  

I finally saw some blue sky late this afternoon.


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