Dust from the Saharan Desert has traveled thousands of miles across the Atlantic and covered the state of Texas in a cloud of haze.
A number of Texans are reporting an increase in allergy symptoms as a result of the African dust cloud.
The tiny particles can aggravate existing heart and lung conditions, such as asthma, so doctors are advising people to stay indoors until the cloud passes in the next couple days.
'This is an example of a large Saharan air dust outbreak,' Texas A&M Atmospheric Sciences Professor Kenneth Bowman said in an interview with KBTX.com.
This isn't the first time Saharan dust has traveled to Texas. The same thing happened last year, as well.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration captured the dust plume, known as Saharan Air Layers when it moves into the Atlantic, in an enhanced satellite image.
Following wind currents, the dust moved across the Caribbean, into the Gulf and then into Texas.
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