Wildfire smoke decreases in Southeastern U.S. on Sunday, increases on Monday

satellite photo wildfire smoke

Above: Satellite photo from Sunday afternoon, November 20, showing plumes of smoke.  

The amount of smoke created by wildfires in the southeastern United States decreased on Sunday. In satellite photos from last week smoke could be seen that covered large portions of South Carolina, Georgia, and North Carolina. However as you can see in the photo below, the smoke increased on Monday.

The amount and location of the smoke varies depending on the wind direction and the fire activity. It is difficult to predict more than a day in advance the quantity and location of smoke.

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Satellite photo from November 21 showing wildfire smoke. NASA

Below are maps predicting air quality information and the location of smoke for today, November 21.

Air Quality Index prediction
Air Quality Index prediction for November 21, 2016. AirNow.
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Forecast for wildfire smoke at 6 p.m. ET, November 21, 2016. Created at 6 a.m. ET, November 21, 2016. NOAA.

For the latest articles at Wildfire Today about how smoke from the wildfires is affecting various locations in the South, check out the articles tagged “smoke”.

Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, he continues to learn, and strives to be a Student of Fire. Google+

One thought on “Wildfire smoke decreases in Southeastern U.S. on Sunday, increases on Monday”

  1. Thank you for the info. We are headed to Lula, GA tomorrow through the weekend unless the smoke is too bad in that area. Right now it shows the smoke staying NE of there so I think we’re ok, but I know the winds can be unpredictable. Anyone have an educated guess as to if that area will be smoky? I know it’s all opinion but I have bad asthma and I’m trying to stay healthy, but don’t want to let our family down either who is looking forward to our visit… Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

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