Saturday, July 19, 2014

Smokey

I've seen a few friends from across the country sharing pictures of pretty orange sunsets the last two days. The reason for these orange sunsets is all the smoke in the air. It's even hard to see the mountains. 
University of Utah, WBB building looking West to downtown Salt Lake City.

The Aqua and Terra satellites show hot spots and smoke in Washington and Oregon.

The map below shows the location of fires and smoke across the country.

We've had strong westerly winds that are responsible for transporting all the smoke. Today's 700 mb mesoanlysis shows these winds. 
And speaking of fires, there was a field fire in Spanish Fork today...

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