Portland, Oregon 2021-07-21 18:59:07 –
Portland, Oregon (KOIN) – Summer is the season for wildfires. This sounds very obvious to us in Oregon and Washington, but this year it has a far greater impact than the West Coast.
Some years have been more intense than others, and this year has seen a rapid onset, with several large wildfires around the area. These large, lively fires create smoke screens in almost every United States. This may be hard to believe, but one of the most obvious locations is here in Portland, just west of the Oregon wildfire.
In the East Coast region, wildfire smoke can be heard creating an orange shade in the sky. Portland, Maine may now be aware of more smoke than Portland, Oregon. Most people now seem to understand that the wildfire season is not limited to West Coast issues (air quality issues and temperature effects).
Smoke forecasts show that high levels of smoke are flowing eastward and plunging into the west tonight. If you were to fly from Oregon to New York, you would spend a lot of time flying in the smoke of a wildfire. Smoke is carried by the westward flow of wind over the sky.
This is the concept of placed patterns and wind speeds (18,000 feet) over the sky. The high-pressure building ridge on the belly of the United States seems to set the tone for the jet to cruise north and then circulate south to the lower right to the Great Lakes region. Of course, it’s a ticket to ride for wildfire smoke that reaches levels above the atmosphere.Wildfire smoke from Bootleg FireBurning since July 6th, has been smoking wildfires for travel (now burning for over 300 hours, it’s a lot of smoke). There are no major changes in the upcoming weather patterns, so wildfire smoke heads for Canada and then returns to the US region for the rest of the week and weekends.
This afternoon, the National Weather Service (NWS) in Portland published a tweet displaying high-quality wildfire smoke from large wildfires in the region. Idaho sits in the front row, picking up almost all the smoke from each wildfire in the west. Based on the weather model above, you can see where the smoke is being transported. All white to the west of those smoke plumes on the satellite, it is a low cloud from our ocean land currents coming from the west today. Again, we are currently one of the few places in the United States to avoid wildfire smoke.
The air quality from the west coast to the east coast was photographed everywhere in the meantime. Green represents good air quality. So, at this point, there are no major wildfire problems at these locations. It should also be noted that there may also be other local issues that may be the root cause of some of these yellow, orange and red dots. Outside of some isolated elements, wildfire smoke has reduced air quality in many places. Watching the video from above, it describes air quality concerns currently emerging from New York City.
When will the issue be fixed? As long as the wildfire is active, there is no long-term solution to the smoke of this wildfire. It will continue to affect much of the United States throughout the summer. If a wildfire happens to be controlled, it will make this smoke problem a doctor.
In the short term, changing wind patterns and adding rain to the forecast should improve air quality in many places. Changing the wind pattern causes smoke to flow elsewhere in the world. To be honest, we need to keep track of wildfires and add more rain to our forecasts. The forecast says it will not rain, and some wildfires will continue to grow as dry and refreshing conditions spread.
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