Satellite Image of the Week 2021 #31

I took this image over the southwest this morning.

This image is taken in true color. Notice how the large “cloud” over Nevada, Utah and Colorado doesn’t quite look right. If you contrast its color to the clouds over the Pacific Ocean just off the coast of Southern California, you’ll see something isn’t right.

That is because the cloud over the Pacific is actually a cloud, and the cloud over NV/UT/CO is smoke. All of those wildfires have contributed to this large cloud of smoke, reducing air quality in these areas. It will be drifting a bit south today into Arizona and New Mexico.

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This blog is about my tales in storm chasing. My name is Seth Price and I am an instrumentation instructor at New Mexico Tech. My amateur radio call sign is N3MRA.
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