Pyrocumulus over Carr Fire

A pyrocumulus cloud, one of the new varieties announced by the World Meteorological Organization on 3/22 last year, rose out of the massive Carr Fire July 26th as it jumped the Sacramento river and spread into west Redding, California.

In this video, I show the animation of it’s growth from the GOES-16 geostationary satellite on the blue (#1) band.

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