Monday, October 29, 2012

The Sands of the Sahara in the 2012 Frankenstorm

Did you know that hurricanes and storms in the New World take their baby steps as sandstorms in North Africa?
Sandy is indeed a sandy phenomenon, as are all the storms that visit us during hurricane season every year. Hurricanes originate as storms or tropical depressions just off the west coast of Africa in the Atlantic. They originally carry winds from North Africa with tons upon tons of sand from the Sahara, which are sometimes visible from the islands of the Caribbean as storms approach. The eastern horizon during hurricane season oftentimes takes on the yellowish hue of the sands.

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