African Dust Allows Less Storms to Form
Have you noticed that this year's hurricane season has been quieter than normal? There have not been as many tropical storms as there usually are, and part of the reason is because of this season's African dust.
The amount of African dust over the eastern and central Atlantic Ocean is inhibiting tropical storm development. Although this dust occurs almost every year, some years there is more dust than others. The dust is created in the Sahara Desert and is blown through the Caribbean Sea and Gulf Coast by strong winds. This dust creates extremely dry air over the ocean which can prevent tropical storms from progressing.
This year the African dust has prevented a lot of tropical storms from forming so far. Part of Hurricane season is still upon us, but hopefully the African dust will continue to prevent some storms from forming.
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