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The Weather Behind Colorado’s Wildfires

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6min 32sec
NASA Earth Observatory
On August 15, 2020, the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) on the NOAA-NASA Suomi NPP satellite captured this image of smoke from Colorados four burning fires. Starting from the left side, the fire order is Pine Gulch, Grizzly Creek, Williams Fork and Cameron Peak.

Meteorologist Mike Nelson of Denver7 on the current weather conditions, and the long-term climate change, fueling Colorado’s massive wildfires.