[MCN] Smoky -- and cooler

Lance Olsen lance at wildrockies.org
Fri Aug 4 13:03:45 EDT 2017

"Today was one of the smokiest days ever in western Washington as the surge of smoke from the fires in British Columbia continued to push southward.  
The dense smoke, a.k.a. SMOKEZILLA, was thick enough to appreciably reduce the amount of solar radiation reaching the surface and resulted in cooler 
temperatures than forecast.   Seattle only hit 91F and Portland topped out at 103F, both locations 3-5F cooler than expected.”

https://cliffmass.blogspot.com/2017/08/smokezilla-versus-heat-wave.html <https://cliffmass.blogspot.com/2017/08/smokezilla-versus-heat-wave.html>

“By the end of the 21st century, forest ecosystems in the United States 
will differ from those of today as a result of changing climate.”

Effects of climatic variability and change on forest ecosystems: 
a comprehensive science synthesis for the U.S. General Technical 
Report PNW-GTR-870. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, 
Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 265 p. 
Vose, James M.; Peterson, David L.; Patel-Weynand, Toral. 2012. 


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