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6 May 2016

Smoke from Alberta Wildfire Reaches Florida

The image below is also from the Aqua satellite on Friday and the smoke from the fires is clearly visible. The Suomi Satellite has an imager capable of night time images and the CIMMS Satellite blog at the Uni. of Wisconsin just posted this image from Suomi: Looking at the forecast, it looks like a cool front will bring some rain later Sunday, but amounts will be light, and winds …


5 May 2016

Roaring Inferno in Alberta is What Climate Change Looks Like.

The wildfire in NW Alberta grew much larger overnight and now over 85,000 people are evacuated as fire crews try to save the city. The question about how this is related to climate change is an easy one, a very easy one. It is related, and the data backs it up. Jeff Masters (at Weather Underground) has an exc. post on this, and he posted a graph from Rutgers (see …