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Satellite images show what happens when wildfire smoke meets hurricanes – The Mercury News

As prevailing winds pushed hazard east, storm systems blocked and pushed it to the Midwest and East Coast.

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(Images courtesy of NASA Earth Observatory)
The catastrophic wildfires on the West Coast have generated an enormous amount of smoke that have darkened skies across the Bay Area and ruined the air quality around other cities. Prevailing winds have carried that smoke across the United States where it ran into another hazard — Hurricanes Paulette and Sally.
Over a three-day span shown in these images that started Sept. 14, the hurricanes initially kept the skies on the East Coast clear, but as th…

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