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Sahara Dust on St. John, USVI

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Wondering why the sky is so hazy at the moment? This is a yearly phenomenon known as Sahara Dust. What is Sahara Dust? This is actual sand and dust from the African Desert that gets stirred up by strong winds,… Continue Reading →

Sahara Dust is actually a good thing….

Every year, intense Saharan winds send enormous clouds of dust on a trans-Atlantic journey to the Amazon basin. This dust, much of it originating in an ancient lakebed in Chad, currently clouds the St. John sky, covers cars in fine… Continue Reading →

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