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The Sahara dust storm has reached the US mainland. Here’s what it looks like.

First, we had Spanish Flu Two. Then we had Great Depression Two, followed by 1968 Two. Now, we’ve got Dust Bowl.

By Doyle Rice

USA Today

A huge plume of dust and sand, blown by the wind from the Sahara Desert, has finally reached the U.S. mainland.

It’s one of the most significant Saharan dust events in decades, forecasters said.

The densest plume of dust began to emerge off western Africa last weekend and has now moved into the Gulf of Mexico and the South, the Weather Channel said.


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