Absolutely mind-blowing wildfire behavior in British Columbia. Incredible & massive storm-producing pyrocumulonimbus plumes.

2:46 AM ยท Jul 1, 2021

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And wow... satellites picked up quite a bit of lightning within the pyro plumes.
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The same imagery with a fire temperature product overlaid to portray the hot spots associated with the fires.
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An interesting point of view of these plumes from GOES-East, via @CIRA_CSU:
Multiple pyrocumulonimbus plumes in British Columbia. GOES-East's view of the intense wildfire behavior: col.st/bzCro.
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Putting GOES-East & GOES-West's view side-by-side. Simply incredible imagery.
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All of this imagery can be found via @CIRA_CSU's satellite viewer, SLIDER: col.st/Up1Du.
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Replying to @weatherdak
I'm surprised there's enough moisture in the atmosphere to produce those.
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From what I understand there may not be any precipitation associated with these
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Replying to @weatherdak
Holy. Shit.
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Replying to @weatherdak
Wait. So the fires are creating a type of cloud that has lightning and can spark MORE fires??? Am I understanding that correctly?
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