September 10, 2017

Fires Continue in Canada and Northern Rocky Mountains; Irma Closing in

The HMS smoke product shown in the top left shows heavy smoke over a majority of the northeast and north-central United States as well as central and eastern Canada. The smoke is linked to significant ongoing fires in northern Idaho, western Montana, and several areas in central Canada. The smoke is clearly visible by satellite, shown by the NASA WorldView image (top right). The smoke from these fires is having a clear affect on particulate matter concentration. The AirNow AQI image, shown in the bottom left, shows unhealthy (red) levels of particulate matter in the areas with heavy smoke. Unrelated to the smoke, hurricane Irma seems to be making its way toward land. The NASA WorldView satellite imagery from Sunday shows Irma closing in on Florida with the eye somewhere near the western coast.

Posted by ben48 at September 10, 2017 8:30 PM
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