California Is Burning So Much That Smoke Can Be Seen In Ohio

May 16, 2020 0 By JohnValbyNation

CALIFORNIA — California’s fire season has become so extreme that smoke has made its way to the Ohio. The National Weather Service warned Ohioans about the smoke in a Sunday Facebook post.

“Have you noticed that it is very hazy today?” the Facebook post read. “That is the #smoke high in the atmosphere from the #Wildfires from the western U.S.”

“The smokey haze should make for a great #sunset this evening on #LakeErie!” the Facebook post added.

NASA also wrote about the carbon monoxide developed from the California wildfires that’s heading eastward. In a blog post last week, officials wrote “In addition to ash and smoke, fires release carbon monoxide into the atmosphere.”

“Carbon monoxide is a pollutant that can persist in the atmosphere for about a month and can be transported great distances,” the blog post said.

NASA officials said they found new images that show the carbon monoxide “drifting east — with one branch moving southward toward Texas and the other forking to the northeast.”

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As of Monday, firefighters throughout the state were gaining containment over several wildfires, including the Mendocino Complex Fire, the largest fire in California history. The fire was 74 percent contained after killing one Utah firefighter and destroying more than 150 homes.

Firefighters were also making headway against the Carr Fire in Shasta County. The deadliest wildfire of the season, the Carr Fire was 88 percent contained after burning more than 229,000 acres and destroying more than 1,500 structures.

The fire season has proved to be one of the deadliest for California with 11 people killed in three separate fires.

Smoke from the Holy Fire burning in Cleveland National Forest is blurred in a long exposure above an industrial storage facility on August 10, 2018 in Corona, California. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)