Rare Pyrocumulonimbus Clouds Sighted in Washington

Flying Magazine - 25 days ago


While wildfires are far from a desired phenomenon, at times they produce a stunning spectacle. Rare clouds, named pyrocumulonimbus (pyroCB), were recently spotted in the eastern part of Washington state as a result of the Williams Flats fire, which was ignited by a thunderstorm on August 2, as reported by NASA’s Earth Observatory. NASA recorded the clouds from its DC-8 Airborne Science Laboratory, based at the NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center in Palmdale, California.