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Saharan dust covers Atlantic and stymies hurricanes

Wayne NeelyProvidenciales, 07 Jul 2015 – We are getting some of that Saharan dust too here in the Turks and Caicos according to Bahamas Met Officer, Wayne Neely.

Neely, who is a best-selling author, motivational speaker, hurricane specialist and educator said: “This is the same dust in the atmosphere that prevented significant tropical cyclone development for the last two years over the North Atlantic.”

He said the haze may not be great for health, but it helps to stymie hurricanes and tropical storms.”

The haze actually is Saharan dust that drifted more than 4,000 miles from Africa, and abnormally heavy concentrations currently are blanketing the main region of the Atlantic where storms develop.

The dust, which peaks this month, denies the systems of their lifeblood – heat and moisture.” The haze was evident on Long Bay Hills Beach on Sunday during the 8th annual Windvibes watersports day.

Additionally, TCI shares in the drought conditions with The Bahamas and South Florida. Rainfall has been abnormally low, though Providenciales did see some bands of rain today… in South Florida rainfall is down as much as 13 inches for areas like Ft. Lauderdale.

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