Grass Fires From Space

Thursday afternoon was very active for parts of North Texas and Oklahoma with wildfires burning out of control. A dryline pushed through the area with a tight pressure gradient behind it causing high winds. Of course dry air sinks which heats up very rapidly and does not help firefighters at all when it comes to fighting fires. This same dryline caused many areas in South Texas to see temperatures in the high 90’s to near 100 degrees.

Here is something really cool to see from space and near the ground.

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This image shows fires and smoke being indicated on radar. The cloud of smoke is so thick that the radar thinks its precipitation. Of course the dryline is also being picked up on radar as well as it picks up dust and pushes it eastward. Developing showers were located near the southern part of the image towards Austin.

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