The Sahara Desert casts shadows on the way to Victoria | New
Winds from the Sahara Desert carried colossal sand from the African desert across the Atlantic Ocean this weekend to mist Victoria’s summer skies again.
Haze from the desert resulted in moderate air quality, according to the Texas Commission on Environmental Control. It should persist until Monday afternoon.
Since sand is high in the atmosphere, most people will not be affected by sand, but those with respiratory problems or those particularly sensitive to changes in air quality should take all precautions they deem necessary, including wearing masks, said Tim Humphrey, a meteorologist. with the National Weather Service in Corpus Christi.
The foggy condition will also bring vibrant sunrises and sunsets, Humphrey said.
This is the second time this year that the sands have visited the crossroads, and although dry desert winds can choke hurricanes in the Atlantic, a more active than normal hurricane season is still expected over the next two months. , did he declare.
“Overall conditions are just going to be — throughout the season in terms of wind shear and ocean temperatures — more favorable for hurricane development,” Humphrey said.
Kyle Cotton was born and raised in San Antonio and graduated from San Antonio College and the University of Texas at Arlington. Cotton covered economic development, healthcare, finance, government, technology, oil and gas, and higher education.