The smoke produced by the Quebec fires we showed yesterday caused unhealthy air quality today in most of the Northeastern states (top, left). Click here to see a table of the worst AQI as of 10:50pm EDT from AIRNow website.
PM2.5 concentration (top, right) in the Great Lakes and Mid-Atlantic States stayed in the moderate to unhealthy - code orange. The levels in Oklahoma were better today and the monitors in Texas were off today. In Kentucky, one station recorded unhealthy levels today (code orange-red). Ozone levels were still in the moderate-unhealthy range in Wisconsin, in the Mid-Atlantic, Northeast and Southern California.
MODIS shows us the smoke and high AOD over the Northeast as well as offshore. On the left hand side is Aqua RGB + AOD and on the right hand side is Terra RGB + AQI.
As reported by the HMS team at NOAA, the fires in Alaska continue to produce smoke and MODIS Terra confirms it.