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Satellite Imagery: Smoke from Wildfires in Northern California


By: YubaNet

Smoke on August 14 over NorCal. Image courtesy NOAA Environmental Visualization Lab
NEVADA CITY Calif. August 15, 2012 - Smoke blanketed much of Northern California yesterday as a result of the multiple large wildfires currently burning.

44 wildfires were burning in Northern California yesterday. They consumed 56,929 acres in the past 24 hours.

In 2012, a total of 233,927 acres burned in the northern portion of the state. Nationwide, 42,933 fires have burned 6,475,066 acres.

The 10-year average is 52,635 fires and 5,047,390 acres. A trend towards larger, more devastating fires is clearly established. Climate change is a contributing factor according to scientists.

The largest fires are located in the northeastern portion of the state:

Rush 96,239 acres - 40% contained

Chips 42,215 acres - 20% contained

Reading 23,958 acres - 23% contained

Vallecito Lightning Complex 9,325 acres - 15% contained

Wye (now includes Walker Fire) 7,934 acres - 70% contained

South Complex 453 acres - 90% contained

Buck 3,000 acres - 15% contained

Quail 275 acres - 60% contained

Fort Complex (Goff) 2,639 acres - 17% contained

Indian 13,500 acres - 95% contained

Jawbone 12,191 acres - 45% contained

Ramsey 1,000 acres - 15% contained

Mill (formerly Lassen) 1,000 acres - 10% contained

Today's weather outlook is still calling for occasional thunderstorms and rising temperatures.

Real-time updates on these incidents are posted in our Fire News section.

Special thanks to the NOAA Environmental Visualization Lab for the satellite picture.


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