HOUSTON – It’s that time of year when dust from the Sahara Desert in North Africa makes its way across the Atlantic Ocean and is deposited in the Western Hemisphere.
When dust is in the air, the skies look milky during the day and sunsets generally look redder than usual.
The result is decreased air quality in the region, making things a bit more difficult for people with respiratory illnesses. It is unhealthy for people who have any issues with their lungs such as asthma or emphysema.
Here is what the dust looked like across the Houston sky:
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Aaron Barker has been a senior digital editor at KPRC 2 since 2016. As a meteorologist, he specializes in stories about the weather. He has covered Hurricane Harvey, the Astros first World Series win, the Santa Fe High School shooting, the ITC fire and Tropical Storm Imelda.