Skip to comments.Monstrous Saharan Dust Cloud Puts the Kabosh on Atlantic Hurricanes
Posted on 08/04/2013 8:29:20 AM PDT by artichokegrower
This week, NOAAs Terra/MODIS satellites detected a massive plume of dust moving off the coast of Africa, born from a storm far inland. This plume, called the Saharan Air Layer (SAL), carries with it a particularly high concentration of dust and dry air that NOAA notes, plays an important role in lessening cyclogenesis or the formation of hurricanes.
Using 18 satellite images from NOAA, we created the following animation to show the recent movement of this air mass off the western coast of Africa.
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The hurricane season prediction is a ****ING JOKE!
No one in America can predict anything at all, especially when it comes to weather.
This country is too dishonest, even its weather forecasts cannot be trusted.
The best thing about our weather forecasts?
According to climate change hoaxers we should be experiencing a Katrina per week by now.
Supposedly, dust from Saharan dust storms does end up in Florida.
Agreed completely, she’s gorgeous!
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Yep, even in winter, because warming means cooling means warming means cooling...
Yessir, she is a cutie for sure.
I predict we will be seeing more, er, she will be on camera more.
TWC??? Didn’t that used to be a weather channel that has now turned into a documentary channel?
The intensity of hurricane season is directly determined by ocean temperatures. The warmer the oceans are, the more hurricanes develop and the more intense they are. Cooler oceans mean a mild hurricane season. It also means a cooler Gulf Stream, and a colder winter for UK and northern Europe coming up.
Brits better stock up on warm clothing and food.
Better headline would be: African dandruff stops hurricanes....
Between sandstorms that size, erosion and the constant flow of sediment in the ocean, it makes you wonder how it effects the sea levels.
Do not know if it was related, but last night in West central Texas the sunset was unusual. You could barely make it out, but there were rays similar to the rays on the Japanese rising sun flag. Looked like they were made of dust or smoke.
LOL chris thanks for the smile.
The truth always makes me laugh the hardest anymore.
The entire country is so dishonest and deceitful that we cant believe the weather report and I am not talking about the predicting part.
Sad thing is something terrible is about to occur in America and no matter what happens or how monsterous or evil it is, no matter how many people are killed of who gets the blame for it I will suspect the Satanists in the D of C
I don’t remember when meterologists began playing Karnak the Magnificent and presuming to PREDICT the future formation of storms, but it’s beyond ridiculous! These are the same ‘forecasters’ who-when a storm is real, and in the Gulf, CANNOT be sure where it will go! So- we can predict existence a year out but not location in 24hrs?!
Of course, having made predictions they MUST be proven right, so they proceed to name every pair of thunderclouds meandering in the Atlantic-then they insist on tracking remnants and ghosts of said storms! What a pitiful way to try to justify your existence and salary!
Jim Cantore takes vacations storm chasing thunderstorms hitting Hawaii and stands out in showers and wind that can’t move lawn furniture, to use words like ‘bashing’ and ‘fury’ and ‘slamming’ while looking like a moron.
And to think people’s LIVES depend on these incompetents telling us where real, MAJOR hurricanes will hit!
The moisture, when available, is supplied by the Sahel and the heat by the equator and desert, but dust essential to cloud development.
And, an attenuated hurricane season is as normal as an active one.
“Are you actually saying that something good has come out of Africa?”
Climate scientists suggest that African dust storms might well be carrying a more hazardous payload than meets the eye including asthma triggers, toxic chemicals and infectious disease...
This is a good thing.
Joe Bastardi (love his name), a meteorologist and AGW skeptic, had predicted a large percent of Atlantic storms that formed this year would impact on the densely populated Atlantic coast. Imagine what 3 or 4 Sandies would do to the economy and insurance industries.
No hurricanes = good
Yes it is humorous even though at the same time it is so pitifully shameful that it just boggles the mind.
Every single thing in this country has become politicized, especially forecasting the weather. I mean it is just unreal what is happening in America.
And also I just wanted to say that I fully agree with your characterization of those in D of C as Satanists. That is precisely and literally exactly what they are.
Wow sand particles invade, women, children and minorities affected most.
We need to alert the tort lawyers and also have our regulators pass some regulations - FAST!
It does. I used to get the orange dust on my vehicles when I lived in Melbourne.
Also, the iron rich dust promotes algae growth in the oceans and adds necessary iron/nutrients to the poor soil in regions of Central and South America.
It has also been demonstrated that viruses from Africa can survive the transit (in the dust) across the ocean and be alive upon arrival over here.
I heard that hantavirus cases in the SW US go up during dry conditions. The theory being that the arid conditions allow rodent dung dust to be more readily kicked up and inhaled.
Just think I might be wiping off dust that some sand savage walked on...
The moisture is supplied by all that ocean between here and the west coast of Africa. The sun warms it causing evaporation.
The dust from Africa, whether from the Sahara, Sahel or fires set by farmers further south provides nuclei for the water vapor to condense around once it once it has risen to a height and begun to cool into droplets.
Worse that you imagined!
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Quite right. I failed to show the most basic understanding of these systems, that they are dynamic phenomena, for one thing. I was thinking of the storm systems and lows stirred before they depart the African continent, and even then I was incorrect.
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