Increased Ozone Level from Wisconsin to Arkansas & Fire in Colorado

The AirNow Map image above shows increased levels of ozone from  Wisconsin down to Arkansas. The air quality in this region is moderate (51-100, Yellow).

The Copernicus Global Forecast image above supports this claim as there is an increased concentration of ozone in the same region of the United States. NO2 is a precursor for ozone which means when NO2 is found, ozone is often found in the same area.

The NOAA Hazard Mapping System Fire and Smoke Product shows a heavy concentration of smoke originating from Colorado.

The NOAA Aerosol Watch image above supports this claim as there is an increased concentration of Aerosols in the same area. In addition, INCIWEB reports that in this region there is the Magic Feather Prescribed burn which as burned over 6000 acres of land. The purpose of this fire is to improve forest health.

Saharan Dust Reaches United States & Fire in Oregon

The AirNow Map image above shows an moderate level of Particulate Matter going across the southern coast of the United States. The Air Quality in southern Texas and the southern half of Florida is between 51-100.

The NRL/Monterey Aerosol image shows that there is an increased level of dust surface concentration on the Eastern Coast of the United States. The dust originates from the Sahara Desert and crossed over the Atlantic Ocean.

The NOAA Hazard Mapping System Fire and Smoke Product shows an heavy concentration of smoke in Oregon.

The AirNow image above supports this claim as there as an increased air quality in the same region of Oregon. The Air Quality in this region of Oregon reaches a moderate level (between 51-100).

The NOAA Aerosol Watch shows an increased concentration of Aerosols in Oregon. INCIWEB reports that in this region is S-503 fire. The S-503 has burned over 6000 acres and is only 20 percent contained.

Particulate Matter Over Washington D.C & Unhealthy Ozone in California

The AirNow image above shows a moderate level of air quality caused increased level of PM 2.5. The increased level of PM 2.5 in the area has increased the air quality to be between 51-100.

The NOAA Hazard Mapping System Fire and Smoke product image shows a light amount of smoke over the DC area. It also shows that the smoke is originating from the Western region of the United States.

The NRL/Monterey Aerosol image above shows that an increased level of smoke surface concentration above D.C. There is a smoke surface concentration that reaches between 8-16 ug/m*3.

The AirNow image above shows an increased concentration of Ozone above San Bernadino, California. Above San Bernadino California the air quality reaches an Unhealthy level (Red, 151-200).

The AirNow Tech shows that within the county San Bernadino the air quality within California reached close to 100 ppb of ozone. This level of Ozone reaches well the Air Quality of Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups.

Increased Level of Ozone in Maryland & Multiple Fires in Arizona

The AirNow Map image above shows a Moderate level of Ozone in the Maryland region along the I-95 corridor. A moderate level of ozone means the area has an air quality index between 51-100 (yellow).

The AirNow Tech image above supports this claim as the ozone levels reached around 55 ppb which is a moderate level of ozone.

The NOAA Hazard Mapping System Fire and Smoke Product image above shows a heavy concentration of smoke originating from Arizona.

The NOAA Aerosol Watch image above supports this claim as there is an increased concentration of AODs above Arizona. INCIWEB reports a multitude of large fires that are currently burning Arizona’s forests. These fires include the Salt Fire (21,000+ acres burned, 71% contained), the Telegraph Fire, (139,000+ acres burned, 59% contained), the Mescal Fire (72,000+ acres burned, 88% contained), and the Pinnacle Fire (13,000+ acres burned). These fires have burned over 245 thousand acres of land which has lead to a massive concentration of AODs and smoke being released into the air.

The NRL/Monterey Aerosol image above supports this claim as the smoke surface concentration reaches between 126-256 ug/m3 (light purple) above Arizona.

 

Johnson Fire in New Mexico & Saharan Dust Reaching West Tropics

The NOAA Hazard Mapping System Fire and Smoke Product image above shows a heavy concentration of smoke above New Mexico.

The AirNow image above shows a high Air Quality index in New Mexico. The air quality in New Mexico reached Hazardous levels (301-500, Purple). INCIWEB reports that in this region is the Johnson Fire which has burned over 60,000 acres and is only 11 percent contained.

looking east at the Johnson Fire from the Mogollon-Baldy lookout

The picture above is from INCIWEB and is the Johnson Fire from the Mogollon-Baldy lookout on June 6th.

The Copernicus Global image above shows an increased concentration of AODs above the Atlantic Ocean towards the West Tropics.

The NRL/Monterey Aerosol image above supports this claim as there is a increased dust surface concentration that goes from the Sahara Desert to the West Tropics. The Dust Surface Concentration in the West Tropics reaches between 160-320 ug/m*3 (Dark green).

Unhealthy Levels Ozone in Colorado & Pack Creek Fire

The NOAA Hazard Mapping System Fire and Smoke Product image shows an increased concentration of smoke.

The NOAA Aerosol Watch image above shows a satellite image above Utah. INCIWEB reports that in this region is the Pack Creek Fire. The Pack Creek Fire has burned over 5000 acres and is only contained 6 percent.

The AirNow image above shows an increased level of ozone concentration in Colorado. The air quality near Denver, Colorado reaches Unhealthy levels, (Red, 151-200).

The AirNow Tech image above shows how multiple ceilometers in the Colorado region found ozone levels that went into Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups (Orange, 101-150.)

Fires in Utah & Increased Concentration of Ozone in New Mexico

The NOAA Hazard Mapping System Fire and Smoke Product image above shows heavy concentrations of smoke originating from Utah.

The NOAA Aerosol Watch image above supports this claim as there is a high concentration of AODs above the same region of Utah. INCIWEB reports that in this region are the Bear and Bennion Creek wildfires. Together the fires have burned more than 16,000 acres of land and are each less than 15% contained.

The AirNow image above shows an increased concentration of Ozone above the North-West region of New Mexico.  The highest concentration of Ozone in New Mexico reached a level that is Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups (101-150, Orange).

The NOAA Aerosol Watch image above shows an increased concentration of Aerosols in the northwest region of New Mexico which supports the claim of increased ozone concentration in New Mexico.

The image above created by the National Weather Service shows that the heat in New Mexico was breaking records on June 9th. Increased heat may have helped contribute to an increased concentration of ozone in the same region of New Mexico.

Update on Arizona Fires & Dust from Sahara Traveling Across Atlantic Ocean

The NOAA Hazard Mapping System Fire and Smoke Product shows a heavy concentration of smoke from Arizona.

The NOAA Aerosol Watch image above supports this claim as there is a heavy concentration of AODs originating from the same area of Arizona. INCIWEB reports in this area are the Telegraph Fire and the Mescal Fire. Together these fires have burned over 150 thousand acres of land and are individually less than 25 percent contained.

The NASA Worldview image above shows a large concentration of dust starting to move off of the west coast of Africa to over the Atlantic Ocean.

The Copernicus Global Forecast image above supports this claim as there is a heavy concentration of Dust aerosol being seen traveling over the Atlantic Ocean towards Central America.

The NRL/Monterey Aersol image above shows that over the Atlantic Ocean, concentrations of dust can reach between 320-620 ug/m*3 (light green).

Fires in Ontario & High Levels of Ozone in New York

The NOAA Hazard Mapping System Fire and Smoke Product image above shows a moderate amount of smoke originating from Ontario, Canada. The smoke originates from Ontario above Lake Superior.

The Canadian Fire Hotspots Map above supports this claim as there are multiple hotspots located where the sources of the smoke are.

The AirNow Map image above shows an increased level of Ozone around New York. Above New York City, the Ozone AQI reaches Moderate levels (51-100, Yellow).

The CCNY Luft data from July 7th, 2021 supports this claim as there is a mixing between air 4000 meters and 2000 meters between 9:00 and 15:00 UTC which may have resulted in increased levels of ozone reaching the surface.

AirNow Tech also supports this claim as Celiometer data from July 7th shows AQI reaching above 56 during the same time span as the Luft data shown above. An AQI above 56 reaches well into the Moderate ozone levels.

Mutiple Fires in Arizona & Increased Ozone in the Northeast

The NOAA Hazard Mapping System Fire and Smoke Product image above shows a heavy concentration of smoke that originates from  Arizona.

The NOAA Aerosol Watch image above supports this claim as there is an increased concentration of AODs originating from the same area of Arizona from before. INCIWEB reports that in this region is the Telegraph Fire and the Mescal Fire. The two fires together have burned over 90,000 acres.

The AirNow image above shows that there is a large concentration of Ozone in the Northeast region of the United States. The concentration of Ozone spans from Minnesota to the Atlantic Coast. In addition, Air Quality off the Atlantic Coast and above Lake Michigan reaches levels unhealthy for sensitive groups (Orange, 101-150).

The Plume Labs image above shows that the air quality in New York City was at its worse on July 6th. Plume Labs reports that the AQI in the city reached 96 on June 6th at  1;47 p.m.  An AQI of 96 is well into the Moderate range as moderate is 50-100.