Satellite Shows Wildfire Smoke Moving Across North America

Smoke emanating from wildfires in the western United States and Canada made its way across the continent, reducing visibility with hazy skies as far away as New York, the National Weather Service (NWS) said.

NOAA satellite imagery captured from July 15 to July 19 shows smoke – the “grayish haze compared to the stark white clouds” – spreading across North America. Parts of western and north-central New York could see smoke until July 21, the NWS said.

California firefighters were battling the 165-square-mile Beckwourth Complex fire, the 94-square-mile Dixie fire, and the 61-square-mile Tamarack fire.

By July 20, the Bootleg fire in Oregon was 607 square miles. Credit: NOAA Satellites via Storyful

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