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Saharan Dust Keeps Tropics Quiet, as Atlantic Begins to Heats Up

There is some good news for us here in South Florida, for now, at least.

The atmosphere over the Atlantic Ocean, the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico continues to be hostile to tropical development.

A strong high-pressure system is controlling the weather, with the flow around it continuing to spread Saharan Dust from Africa to Texas.

The dry, dusty air helps to limit the development of tropical systems.