Particles from Asian dust storm show up in Southern California

NewsFix
This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

LOS ANGELES, CA – It may be a long way from the Gobi Desert in China, all the way across the Pacific Ocean to California and the Sierra Nevada mountain range, but that doesn’t matter to Mother Nature.

A NASA photograph from last month of a massive dust storm in the Gobi Desert shows the storm that blew dust across eastern China where it caused health officials to issue warnings of dangerously high pollution.

Now, California’s Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District says its air monitors picked up evidence of the Gobi dust storm in Owens Valley, about 225 miles north of Los Angeles. But those particles have dissipated and apparently aren’t causing any health concerns.

But it does bring home just how small our big world can be.

TOP VIDEO

Turner cancels in person Texas GOP convention

Thumbnail for the video titled "Turner cancels in person Texas GOP convention"

‘Maskne’: Why your face is breaking out under your face mask

Thumbnail for the video titled "‘Maskne’: Why your face is breaking out under your face mask"

How to prevent and treat ‘Maskne’

Thumbnail for the video titled "How to prevent and treat ‘Maskne’"

Little Joe Tests Positive for COVID-19

Thumbnail for the video titled "Little Joe Tests Positive for COVID-19"

Houston Mom and Podcaster Dishing Out Advice, Help and Fun to help other Moms and Families 1 of 3

Thumbnail for the video titled "Houston Mom and Podcaster Dishing Out Advice, Help and Fun to help other Moms and Families 1 of 3"

Houston Mom and Podcaster Dishing Out Advice, Help and Fun to help other Moms and Families 2 of 3

Thumbnail for the video titled "Houston Mom and Podcaster Dishing Out Advice, Help and Fun to help other Moms and Families 2 of 3"

LOCAL COVID-19 PUBLIC THREAT LEVEL

TEXAS COVID-19 CASES


Days

Hours

Minutes

Seconds

Don't Miss

Latest

More Morning Dose

Popular