May 11, 2017

Smoke from Central American travels to Plains States

Air quality was mostly good today, with a good amount of Code Yellow (Moderate) being seen in the Mississippi Valley, the Southeast, the Southern Plains States, and the Mid-Atlantic (AirNow, top left). PM 2.5 levels did not go above Code Yellow levels. PM 2.5 seen in the Plains States was partially from smoke the travelled from Central America. The smoke's presence can be seen in NOAA's HMS map, top right. Some of the smoke also travelled towards the Southeast, and images of the smoke in this area were captured by NASA's MODIS Terra satellite, bottom left.

Posted by mglover at May 11, 2017 9:36 PM
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