7 August 2014
Wildfire Smoke Dims Sun Over Eastern U.S. and Canada
Posted by Dan Satterfield
Dense wildfire smoke (from forest fires in Canada) has once again moved into the NE U.S. The smoke is bringing a hazy sky this evening to the Eastern Great Lakes, and across NY and into Maryland,Virginia, and Delaware. The smoke was brought southward by the cool front that passed through last night.
A closer view of the smoke is below:
Click the images above for a much larger version. The smoke will linger in our sky into the weekend, and you might even smell it just a bit around sunrise.
Pic below is how it looks from the ground here on the Eastern Shore of Maryland this afternoon.
Wildfires are increasing over the western parts of North America, and it’s likely due in part to climate warming. Higher latitudes are warming much faster than tropical regions. See the image below courtesy of Climate Central.