Daily Archives: July 11, 2015

Smoke over North America

In Canada and Alaska, 2015 has been the year for wildfires. As of 08 July, the number of acres burned in Alaska has been the second highest in recorded history. In Canada the acres burned already exceeds the annual 10-year average for an entire year (image below). The government has deployed 1,000 military personnel to […]

Two PyroCbs in British Columbia

On 11 July there were a reported two pyroCbs in British Columbia. The first was at 56.4 N 123.9 W, producing a pyroCb around 00:30 UTC. GOES-15 detected the smoke plume and pyroCb cloud, as well as the fire hot spot. Starting at 22:30 UTC on 10 July, the animation below shows visible (.63 μm) on the […]