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#280789 - 05/19/08 02:09 PM Dust on the Caribbean Sea  
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Dust on the Caribbean Sea

IMAGE D6140: MODIS <> Image Type=combine <> 05/18/2008 16:50 UTC.
An area of thin to moderate smoke and haze produced by an enormous amount of fires across the Yucatan Peninsula, Belize, and Guatemala, moved off the coast into the Carribean Sea as shown in this MODIS satellite image taken at 16:50 UTC on May 18.

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http://www.osei.noaa.gov/Events/Current/DSTmexico140_MOL.jpg


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http://www.osei.noaa.gov/Events/Current/DSTmexico140_MO.jpg

#280808 - 05/19/08 03:40 PM Re: Dust on the Caribbean Sea [Re: SP Daily]  
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Its been a log time since we've had a good rain , its very very dry.
This seems like an annual event.
Its time for rain.
Call me a positive thinker, but I washed out my water collection tank and cleaned the gutters in anticipation of June 1st.


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#280809 - 05/19/08 03:43 PM Re: Dust on the Caribbean Sea [Re: elbert]  
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10 days till rain...

#280811 - 05/19/08 03:45 PM Re: Dust on the Caribbean Sea [Re: elbert]  
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Cal and I were saying the same thing the other day. And we have always observed that it rains on June 1st - it might only be a sprinkle, but it gives us hope.


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