NASA satellite sees a tail of smoke over 500 miles long from California fires

Fires broke out†quickly this past weekend in northern†California.† Sixty mile an hour winds did nothing to help either quell or stop the runaway fires from jumping fire lines and decimating whole neighborhoods.† Dry, hot conditions which have been problematic for much of the west coast this summer erupted into flames after a series of lightning strikes.†October is always a difficult time in California for wildfires, but this year, the wildfire eruptions seem extreme even to the most seasoned Californian.† The deadly combination of lightning, winds, and hot weather which dries the landscape into tinder is all it takes to set off a wildfire that will consume thousands and thousands of acres in just a few short hours.††

NASA satellite sees a tail of smoke over 500 miles long from California fires

NASA's Terra satellite saw a stream of smoke that extended over 500 miles from various fires raging in northern California out over the Eastern Pacific Ocean.

Mon 16 Oct 17 from Phys.org

Image: High winds, hot weather continue to fan California fires

Wispy cirrus clouds obscure some of the fire and smoke from the wildfires that have consumed large portions of northern California around the wine country in this latest NASA satellite image. ...

Fri 13 Oct 17 from Phys.org

Wildfires in California not slowing down

Wildfires continue to cause widespread destruction in the Sonoma Valley and Napa Valley areas of California. Hot, dry conditions, high winds, and lack of water in the area continue to hamper ...

Thu 12 Oct 17 from Phys.org

Why Itís So Hard to Predict Exactly Where Wildfires Will Strike

It's not like predicting a hurricane or tornado

Wed 11 Oct 17 from TIME

Californiaís wildfires powered by perfect storm of fire hazards

Low humidity, parched vegetation and warm winds have led to fires that have killed at least 17, left over 150 people missing and destroyed over 2000 homes

Wed 11 Oct 17 from Newscientist

Image: Wildfires running amok in California

Wed 11 Oct 17 from Phys.org

Inferno Down Below: Satellites Reveal Burning California Wildfires

An animation of satellite images shows plumes of dense, gray smoke rising from wildfires burning in multiple locations in California.

Thu 12 Oct 17 from SPACE.com

Inferno Down Below: Satellites Reveal Burning California Wildfires, Thu 12 Oct 17 from Livescience

California Wildfires Continue to Rage (Satellite Photos)

Wildfires continue to burn a path of destruction through California's wine country, as two new satellite photos show.

Thu 12 Oct 17 from SPACE.com

What fueled California's lethal wildfires that seemed to come out of nowhere?

The winds allowed the runaway fires to jump fire lines and decimate entire neighborhoods.        

Tue 10 Oct 17 from USA today

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