Monday, August 24, 2015

Wildfire impacts continue

This morning's backtrajectory model run shows that the border region to receive more smoke from California but not as intense.The map below shows the majority of the imported air to Las Cruces coming from central Arizona and then areas to the southwest.
There remains remnants of the smoke from the past week in the south central states. The image below shows the aerosol optical depth from the MODIS instrument aboard the Terra satellite. Areas of smoke are shown in red to light blue. While most of the thick smoke remains in Idaho and Montana, there is still a lot continuing to flow south through Wyoming and Colorado.