Where there’s smoke

Source: Global Systems Laboratory, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

This gif of wildfire smoke spreading across the US appeared in the New York Times yesterday. Certainly we’ve had more than our share of it in Denver this month, and most of the country is sick of seeing it and breathing it.

That aside, the image looks to me more like flames. It looks for all the world like the nation is burning. And sadly, in one way or another, it is.

12 thoughts on “Where there’s smoke

  1. Strangely, our summer here in MO has been, so far, good this year, decent rainfall and no heat waves. I’ve had the thought that it might be because we are in between the heat in the West and the rain in the East. Hope saying this doesn’t bust our luck!

    1. We are getting daily air quality warnings, too. But you are even closer to the source. Doesn’t seem to matter where the fires are; the smoke always seems to find Denver.

... and that's my two cents