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Plume of Dust Brings Hazy Skies to Green Country

Posted at 6:45 PM, Jun 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-27 19:45:45-04

A plume of dust has made it's way into Green Country, bringing hazy skies across Northeast Oklahoma.

Saturday afternoon and evening will be the densest part of the Saharan air layer before it dissipates late Sunday and into Monday.

This plume of dust originates nearly five-thousand miles away, from the Sahara Desert in Northern Africa.

It's a 2-2.5 mile thick layer of dust that mainly resides above the surface, but some of the dust particles do eventually make their way down.

This can bring unhealthy air conditions for those suffering respiratory issues such as asthma and COPD.

The highest amount of air pollutants will be seen in the far East and Southeastern part of Oklahoma.

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