California fires: What happens when fire clouds form above wildfires?

California fires: What happens when fire clouds form above wildfires?

“I’ve watched a lot of wildfire-associated pyroconvective events during the satellite era, and I think this might be the singularly most extreme I’ve ever seen,” UCLA climate scientist Daniel Swain tweeted this week, in response to satellite imagery showing pyrocumulonimbus plumes above Lytton, California.

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