Category Archives: GOES-13

PyroCb in Colorado

On 10 July 2016 a pyroCb formed in association with the Hayden Pass fire in central Colorado. Both GOES-15 (GOES-West) and GOES-13 (GOES-East) detected the smoke plume and pyroCb cloud, as well as the fire hot spot. The pyroCb (38.3 N 105.8 W) occurred at around 22:30 UTC. Starting at 20:00 UTC on 10 July, the animations […]

Smoke in U.S. from fires in Canada

There have been a lot of fires within the past month in western and northwestern Canada. These fires have produced some pyroCbs that have been documented in this blog, but also these fires produce a lot of smoke. This smoke has been moving into the upper Midwest down to the East Coast from a northwest […]

PyroCb in northern Alberta, Canada

Kudos to Mark Ruminski (NOAA/NESDIS Satellite Analysis Branch) for spotting this pyroCB event in far northern Alberta, Canada late in the day on 14 June 2014. McIDAS images of GOES-13 1-km resolution 0.63 µm visible channel (left panels) and GOES-13 4-km resolution 3.9 µm shortwave IR channel (right panels) data (above; click image to play […]

Hardluck Fire in northwestern Wyoming

The “Hardluck Fire” located in the Shoshone National Forest in far northwestern Wyoming (InciWeb | Wildfire Today) — which was thought to have been started by lightning on 17 July 2013 — experienced a large flare-up (growing 3350 acres, for a total of 4580 acres burned) during the afternoon hours on 26 July 2013 which […]

Fires in western Quebec

Large fires had been burning in the Eastmain region of Quebec since the middle of June 2013, and on a number of days produced large amounts of smoke. One such day was 04 July 2013, when 1-km resolution GOES-13 0.63 µm visible channel images (above; click image to play animation) showed several dense plumes of […]