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Skies Go Gray Over Florida, Gulf of Mexico on African Dust Blobs

(Bloomberg) — Summer brings long hot days and afternoon thunderstorms across the U.S. Now you can add African dust to the mix.Two large blobs of dust blown off of Africa’s Sahara Desert are on their way to North America, driven by the same high pressure system that pushes hurricanes across the same route. The largest is already over the Gulf of Mexico and parts of Florida. The second is in transit in the deep Atlantic.The year has brought a global pandemic, murder hornets, record high temperatures and the threat of a wild hurricane season to the U.S., as well as out-of-control forest fires and locusts in other parts of the world.