Thursday, September 13, 2012

Fire Smoke Spreads Westward

Both satellite imagery and visible reports have shown something that is relatively unusual---smoke form eastern Washington fires spreading westward over western WA.  Here is a sequence of visible satellite images showing this, followed by a high res MODIS satellite image...really obvious:






 The strong easterly flow was seen in the winds measured by the Sand Point profiler over N. Seattle:


Among the reports was one from a glider pilot east of Lake Sammamish (Bruce Williams), who took an amazing picture from the air showing the smoke:








6 comments:

MikeK said...

Yep. It was definitely noticeable in the "pink" sunrise this morning.

Bob said...

When I saw the GOES West image of the Cascade Creek fire yesterday, I thought Mount Adams had erupted...

Unknown said...

Thank you for that post! in the San Juans yesterday you could hardly see the Olympics, and the daylight was visibly orange. I spent a lot of time on the web looking for fire reports from the Olympics or Vancouver Isl, but nothing that would explain it. I hoped you would, and you did!

Perros y Gatos said...

Creo que la imágen desde la cabina del piloto impresiona más que las de satélite.

Un saludo desde España,
Juanra

Listado de Razas de Perros y Gatos

LewisLucanBooks said...

Down here in eastern Lewis County, day before yesterday (Wed.) the sky was a solid lemon yellow color. The light was very weird, ominous and creepy.

Yesterday was a lot nicer. Blue skies and white clouds.

LewisLucanBooks said...

PS: I'm at about the 600 foot level. Wednesday morning my neighbors further up the hill had a bit of frost!