Smoke over Northeast, Fires in West
The EPA AQI
loop, below left, shows Moderate AQIs
across most of the eastern third of the country,
including the Northeast, Great Lakes, Mid-Atlantic,
Southeast, Mississippi Valley, and parts of the Plains
States, as well as parts of the Pacific Southwest,
Pacific Northwest, and northern Rocky Mountains.
There are also areas reaching Unhealthy for
Sensitive Groups and Unhealthy in the Pacific Southwest
and Pacific Northwest.
The NRL NAAPS forecast, below right, shows sulfate
across the eastern part of the country and smoke
across the northeast quarter of the country and
portions of the west, which may be responsible for
the higher AQIs in these regions.
loop, below left, still shows
a plume of elevated AODs drifting down from
Canada, then being pulled east by circulation
north of the Great Lakes.
The HMS fire and smoke imagery, below right,
confirms the presence of smoke over the
Great Lakes and Mid-Atlantic regions.
It additionally shows areas of smoke
coming from wildfires in California and
The image below comes from a National
Park Service web-cam in Yosemite
National Park, and shows what
appears to be smoke rising over
Posted by Daniel Orozco at July 31, 2014 11:59 PM