Smoky Sky

July 28th, 2014 at 9:10 pm by under Bill's Blog, News, Weather

sunset smoke bill steffen july 28 2014    sunset smoke climate.gov With a fresh, clean airmass coming down from Canada, you’d expect a bright blue sky. Instead, we have a hazy sky that looks more like we’d be in a stagnant tropical air mass with little wind. There is a layer of smoke that produced our orange sunset this evening. I took the picture on the left with my phone. The pic. on the right is from NOAA. Click on the images to enlarge. Here’s more:

Monday, July 28, 2014  DESCRIPTIVE TEXT NARRATIVE FOR SMOKE/DUST OBSERVED IN SATELLITE IMAGERY
July 28, 2014
SMOKE:   Canada/Northern U.S:
“Wildfires continue to rage over the Northwest Territories in Canada, mainly around Great Slave Lake, and produce a large amount of smoke. The smoke is moving to the north and northeast of the fires into the high Canadian Arctic, where it is is beyond the range of GOES satellite detection. The smoke area then curls clockwise around a high pressure system and moves southward into the western Great Lakes. The smoke covers most of eastern Northwest Territories, Nunavut, northern Alberta, northern Saskatchewan, much of Manitoba and Ontario and the western half of Hudson Bay. The smoke also covers northern Minnesota, and much of Wisconsin and Michigan. Most of this area was moderate to dense, with light smoke mainly confined to the edges.”

2 Responses to “Smoky Sky”

  1. Resourceful Nana says:

    That must be a huge fire to cover so much of the continent with a smoky haze!

  2. DF (EGR) says:

    Flint already 54 at 10pm… Yikes. Record low tonight? Today will put last weeks hot day to shame.

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