Taboose Fire in California; Typhoon Hagibis

The AirNow Map image above shows that the Taboose Fire in Inyo California is releasing a Hazardous (301-500 ppb) amount of PM 2.5 particles in the air. INCIWEB reports that this fire has burned over 10 thousand acres and it is only 75 percent contained. It was due to natural causes and is currently only burning natural dry brush and other natural fuels in the area. It poses no immediate danger to residents in the area. The NOAA HMS image above corroborates the idea that a high amount of PM 2.5 particles are being released by the fire and that the particles are drifting eastward towards the Midwest.

The NOAA Environmental Visualization Library has captured a picture of Typhoon Hagibis as it crosses over the Pacific Ocean. The Typhoon is currently considered as a Super-Typhoon as it sustains winds of 150 mph for over a minute. The Typhoon is currently on a path to hit Japan and a few Rugby World Cup matches have been canceled in preparation for the arrival of Typhoon Hagibis. Japan’s Meteorological Agency is expecting areas of Japan to get waves over 13 meters tall with up to up to 39 inches of rain. The NASA Worldview image shows a satellite image of Typhoon Hagibis.

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