Fires

Alaska Ablaze
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Alaska Ablaze

Dozens of wildfires, including the largest tundra fire on record for the Yukon, are burning across the state.

Published Jun 14, 2022

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The Black Fire Blows Up in New Mexico
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The Black Fire Blows Up in New Mexico

The intensity and speed of the Black fire grew quickly, producing a pyrocumulonimbus cloud and crossing the Continental Divide, to become the second-largest fire in the state.

Published May 23, 2022

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New Mexico Wildfire Spawns Fire Cloud
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New Mexico Wildfire Spawns Fire Cloud

A massive, early season wildfire that continues to burn in northern New Mexico generated a pyrocumulonimbus cloud.

Published May 13, 2022

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Wild Fluctuations in Sierra Snow
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Wild Fluctuations in Sierra Snow

The California mountain range alternated between extreme precipitation and none at all this winter.

Published May 6, 2022

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Taking Stock of Rocky Mountain Snowpack
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Taking Stock of Rocky Mountain Snowpack

In the midst of a megadrought, scientists are working to improve snowpack measurements used to forecast water supplies.

Published May 5, 2022

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