Fires in Oregon

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

The NOAA Aerosol Watch supports this claim as there is an increased concentration of AODs in the state of Oregon.

The AirNow Map image above shows a heavy concentration of Particulate Matter in the state of Oregon. At its maximum concentration, the Air Quality Index reaches an Unhealthy level (151-200, Red).

Weather.gov gives a warning of the air quality in this region due to smoke from fires in the region. INCIWEB reports that in that region is the Devil’s Knob Complex Fire, which has burned over 38 thousand acres and is only 28 percent contained, the Rough Patch Fire, which has burned over 35 thousand acres and is only 17 percent contained, and the Jack Fire which has burned over 23 thousand acres and is only 53 percent contained.

Fires in California

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

The AirNow Map image above shows that there is a heavy concentration of Particulate Matter above Northern California. At its maximum concentration the Air Quality Index reaches a Very Unhealthy, (Purple, 201-300).

The NRL/Monterey Aerosol image above supports this as there is an increased level of smoke surface concentration. At its maximum concentration the smoke surface concentration reaches above 512 ug/m*3.

The Weather.gov image above shows that in this region of California is a Red Flag warning due to an increased level of heat and slow windspeed resulting in an increased chance of fire growth. INCIWEB reports that in this region is the Dixie Fire, McCash Fire, River Complex Fire, and others. Together these fires have burned over a million acres of land.

Hurricane Ida

The NOAA Aerosol Watch image above shows a satellite image of Hurricane Ida from space. Hurricane Ida has resulted in flooding in the south as it landed in Lousiana as a Category 4 hurricane. The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency reported that the hurricane had winds over 150 mph.

Weather.gov reports that the hurricane has flooded many areas due to more than 10 inches of rain being released in certain areas. Many coastal areas have flooded due to so much rain being released in one area.

NOAA Weather Prediction Center has sent a warning that Hurricane Ida may result in flash floods in the Baltimore region due to an increased concentration of rain. Much of the state of Maryland is under tornado warnings due to increased wind speeds in the region.

Increased Level of Ozone in Maryland & D.C. Area

The AirNow Map image above shows an increased concentration of ozone around the Maryland and D.C. region. At its maximum concentration, the air quality index reaches a Moderate level (51-100, Yellow).

The AirnowTech graph above supports this claim as ceilometer data from the D.C. region shows an ozone concentration that goes above 56 ppb between the hours of 12:00 and 19:00.

The Luft data from the NASA-supported branch of the Atmospheric Lidar Group‘s network supports this claim as there is a descending and mixing of ozone between the hours of 3:00 and 15:00 UTC.

Weather.gov supports this claim as it released an Air Quality warning for a large part of Maryland as well as D.C. due to the high levels of ground-level ozone in the area.

Update on Caldor Fire & Increased Particulate Matter in D.C.

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

The NOAA Aerosol Watch image above shows an increased concentration of AODs in the same region.

The AirNow Map image above shows an increased concentration of Particulate Matter. At its maximum concentration, the air quality index reaches Hazardous levels (Maroon, 301-500).

The NRL/Monterey Aerosol image above shows an increased concentration of surface smoke. At its maximum concentration, the maximum concentration reaches above 512 ug/m3 (Dark Purple). INCIWEB reports that in this region is the Caldor Fire which has burned over 117 thousand acres and is only 9 percent contained.

The AirNow Map image above shows a heavy concentration of particulate matter above D.C. Above D.C. the particulate matter concentration reaches a moderate concentration (51-100, Yellow).

 

The NASA Luft data from the Atmospheric Lidar Group shows a layer of Particulate matter suspended around 2000 meters above the ground between 6:00 to 15:00 UTC.

Saharan Dust Reaches Western Tropics & Hazardous PM in California

The Copernicus Global Forecast Plot image above shows an increased concentration dust aerosol crossing above the Atlantic Ocean that has just reached the Western Tropics.

The NRL/Monterey Aerosol  image above supports this claim as there is an increased dust surface concentration in the same area. At its maximum concentration above the western tropics there is a concentration between 80-160 ug/m*3.

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

The AirNow Map image above shows an increased concentration of particulate matter in the same region of California from before. At its maximum concentration the Air Quality index reaches a Hazardous level (301-500, Maroon).

The NOAA Aerosol Watch image above shows an increased concentration of AODs in the same region. INCIWEB reports that in this region is the Caldor Fire which has burned over 117 thousand acres and is less than 10 percent contained.

Fire in Washington State

The NOAA Hazard Mapping System Fire and Smoke Product image above shows a heavy concentration of smoke above the state of Washington.

The NOAA Aerosol Watch image above supports this claim as there is an increased concentration of AODs in the same region of the state of Washington.

The AirNow Map image above shows an increased concentration of Particulate Matter above Washington. At its maximum concentration, the Air Quality reaches an Unhealthy level (151-200, Red).  Weather.gov reports that due to fires releasing a copious amount of smoke in that region there is an Air Quality warning.

The NRL/Monterey Aerosol image above shows an increased concentration of smoke surface concentration in the black circle. At its maximum smoke surface concentration, there is over 512 ug/m3. INCIWEB reports that in this region there is the Schneider Springs Fire which has burned over 56 thousand acres and is estimated to be contained on October 1st.

 

Smoke From California Crossing Across North America

The NOAA Hazard Mapping System Fire and Smoke Product image above shows that there is a heavy concentration of smoke crossing diagonally across the United States.

The NOAA Aerosol Watch image above supports this claim as there is an increased concentration of AODs crossing across North America.

The Copernicus Global Forecast image above shows an increased concentration of Biomass AOD concentration meaning the smoke shown is most likely due to a large forest fire.

The NRL/Monterey Aerosol image above shows that there is are multiple sources of smoke surface concentration with an especially large concentration in the Northern California region. The maximum smoke surface concentration reaches above 512 ug/m**3.

 

The AirNow Map image above shows an increased concentration of particulate matter in Northern California. The maximum air quality index reaches Hazarous levels (301-300, Maroon). INCIWEB reports that in that region there are multiple fires such as the Dixie Fire, the McFarland Fire, the Monument Fire, the River Complex Fire and the McCash Fire which together have burned close to 900 thousand acres of land.

Increased Ozone in California & Saharan Sand Crossing Over the Atlantic

Copernicus Global Forecast Plot shows that there is an increased level of NO2 in the lower California region of the United States.

The AirNow Map image above shows an increased Air Quality Index level in Southern California. At its maximum concentration, the Air Quality Index reaches Unhealthy levels (151-200, Red).

The NASA Worldview image above shows an increased level of dust concentration coming off of the Western coast of the Sahara Desert.

The Copernicus Global Forecast Plot image above shows an increased concentration of dust coming off the Western Coast of the Sahara Desert this supports the above claim shown above.

The NRL/Monterey Aerosol image above shows at its maximum concentration the dust surface concentration reaches above 10240 ug/m**3.

Fires in Northern California

The NOAA Hazard Mapping System Fire and Smoke Product image above shows a heavy concentration of smoke covering most of Western United States.

The NOAA Aerosol Watch image above supports this claim as there is an increased concentration of AODs in the same region from before.

The NASA Worldview Earth image above shows an increaed concentration of Particulate Matter above the Western region of the United States.

The AirNow image above shows that in Northern California there are two regions with an Air Quaity Index that reaches Hazardous levels (Maroon, 301-500).

 

The NOAA Aerosol Watch image above shows that there the smoke is visible from space through Sattelite imagery as there is a grey haze covering much of the Western region of the United States. INCIWEB reports that in this region there is the Dixie Fire, which is only 31% percent contained and has burned oer 569 thousand acres,  the McFarland Fire, which is only 68 percent contained and has burned over 51 thousand acres, Monument fire, which has burned over 97 thousand acres and is only 10 percent contained, and River Complex 2021 Fire, which has burned 44 thousand acres and is only 10 percent contained.