Satellite Images of Wildfire Smoke in Northern California: 2020 vs. 2021

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Both images show satellite images of wildfire smoke in Northern California: the left is 2020 and the right is the current year. | Photo courtesy of NOAA

Here’s a snapshot of how this wildfire season in Northern California is going compared to last year’s.

On August 3 last year, Northern California enjoyed relatively smoke-free skies. But on August 3 this year, plenty of smoke from area wildfires was seen on visible satellite imagery.

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