Fires in Nevada, Smoke over Central U.S.
The EPA AQI
loop, below left, shows areas of Moderate AQI
across the Mid-Atlantic, Southeast, Great Plains, Rocky
Mountains, and Pacific Southwest, with spots of Unhealthy
for Sensitive Groups in the southern Plains, the Rocky
Mountains, and Pacific Southwest. The HMS imagery, below
right, shows smoke over the Rocky Mountains and Plains
States from fires in Nevada and the Utah border, as well
as a large swath from both these fires and those in the
Northwest Territories stretching from the southern Plains
through the Great Lakes region on into Canada.
Aqua caught the smoke coming from the Bear Trap and
Hampton fires in Nevada, in addition to a few clouds and
their shadows, seen in the Google Earth image
The NWS air quality guidance below indicates that a
combination of dust and ozone might be responsible for
the elevated AQIs in southern California.
Posted by Daniel Orozco at July 24, 2014 11:59 PM