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Smoke and clouds over Washington state. -
Smoke and clouds over Washington state.
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Let's begin with an amazing MODIS satellite image showing the extensive smoke over eastern WA yesterday.  The densest smoke is being produced by the fires near Wenatchee, but you can see another fire south of Mount Rainier--which is spreading NW over the southern Sound.  Most of the eastern Washington smoke was spreading for northwestward into BC. At the same time, the eastern Pacific is full of low clouds, with some of it pushing into the Strait and southwest Washington.

CLIFF MASS: Weather blog

 

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