African dust turns sky red over Jacksonville
JACKSONVILLE, Fla - Recent sunsets have taken on an extra vibrant hues from a scarlet color palette due to African dust. Viewers sent photos on Storm Pins showing vivid skies over Palatka, Palm Valley and even Atlanta saw red sunsets. A plume of Saharan dust traveled across the tropical North Atlantic Oceanlast week and settled across the Gulf from Texas to Florida. The Saharan Air Layer extends between 5,000 and 20,000 feet in the atmosphere. The good part of the SAL is it often suppresses hurricane and tropical storm development.