FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) — The well-advertised Saharan dust plume from Africa is blanketing parts of the southeast.
Yes, this phenomenon is nothing new.
What makes it so special is that the plume is one of the largest and densest in nearly 50 years.
The dust is creating vivid sunrises and sunsets from Texas and Louisiana to Tennessee and Florida.
— Paul Whitt (@pwhitt) June 27, 2020
It is also creating hazy skies, locally reduced visibility and it is lowering the air quality.
Saharan dust is making for a hazy day across most of North and Central Texas. It should result in a vivid sunset this evening. https://t.co/mVeASfPJSM
— NWS Fort Worth (@NWSFortWorth) June 27, 2020
Believe it or not, a small amount of dust will reach northeast Indiana and northwest Ohio Sunday.
We may even see it linger into early next week.
So, get your camera ready.
The presence of Saharan Dust will result in gorgeous sunrises and sunsets.
If you are looking to snag some pictures, sunrise on Sunday in Fort Wayne is 6:11 a.m. and the sun will set at 9:17 p.m.
Feel free to share your picture on our 'share it' page.