If you’ve noticed more colorful sunsets and haze on the horizon in Greater Cincinnati, you can blame the smoke from the wildfires.
Expect it to remain.
The skies over the eastern United States will see haze for the first half of the week as smoke from fires in the Pacific Northwest and Canada migrates across the country.
“The haze you see in the sky is indeed forest fire smoke high in the atmosphere. According to our models, this haze will increase over the next few days, likely resulting in colorful sunrises and sunsets,” local forecasters said.
According to the National Weather Service’s High-Resolution Rapid Refresh Smoke model, the smoke reached the Greater Cincinnati area last week.
The map does not show smoke just above the surface. It shows vertically integrated smoke – total smoke from the ground to the atmosphere.
“These measurements are mapped onto a three-dimensional grid that spans nearly 16 miles into the atmosphere. The result is a detailed forecast of how much smoke is produced, what direction it should travel, and how high it is. its panache, “according to NASA.
Due to the height of the smoke, it will likely cause hazy skies and very colorful sunsets due to the particles in the atmosphere.
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More than 80 wildfires were burning on 1,157,976 acres in 13 states, fought by nearly 20,000 firefighters, according to USA TODAY.
Overall, unstable weather conditions could exacerbate the misery in the coming days, the National Interagency Fire Center has warned.
The Dixie Fire has grown to 29 square miles, much of it in isolated wilderness. Located in north-central California, it threatened more than 800 homes and other structures.
In Oregon, the Bootleg Fire burned nearly 500 square miles and is one of the largest fires in Oregon history, but it is located in an area remote from the masses. At least 2,000 homes have been evacuated at one point during the fire and 5,000 more threatened.
USA TODAY reported that powerful storms forecast for parts of the drought-stricken west this week could actually do more harm than good, as “clouds of fire” and dry lightning sweep across a region. region already dotted with forest fires fueled by parched vegetation, heat and winds.
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