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Dust from the Sahara Desert on its way to Mississippi

If you happen to be playing “Weird Things To Happen In 2020 Bingo,” you are just days away from checking off the box labeled “Sahara Dust Storm Over Mississippi.”

The National Weather Service and other government agencies are tracking a plume of dust from the Sahara Desert making its way across the Atlantic Ocean. The plume is expected to cascade over portions of the Gulf Coast — including Mississippi — next week.

Below is a model compiled by the National Weather Service Austin/San Antonio office. In it, you can see the dust will impact the Mississippi area around June 25.

On the positive side, the dust in the air, while making the sky appear a bit grey during the day, should lead to some even more spectacular sunsets over the Mississippi River next week.

About Tim Reeves

Tim Reeves, and his wife Stephanie, are the parents of three children, Sarah Cameron, Clayton and Fin, who all attend school in the Vicksburg Warren School District. The family are members of First Baptist Church Vicksburg. Tim is involved in a number of civic and volunteer organizations including the United Way of West Central Mississippi and serves on the City of Vicksburg's Riverfront Redevelopment Committee.

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