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You could write an entire meteorology textbook just based on the phenomena visible from this afternoon's wild satellite imagery looking down at the American West. (Thread) #CAwx #WAwx #ORwx #COwx #UTwx #MTwx #IDwx
Most prominent is incredibly strong early-season cold front plunging southward from Canada and currently stretching along a roughly east-west axis from Eastern Washington to North Dakota. Clouds are rapidly developing behind the front as cold air replaces a very hot airmass.
Next, there are numerous large wildfire smoke plumes visible in nearly every state not covered by clouds--including Washington, Oregon, California, Utah, Idaho, and Colorado. The total smoke volume is massive, and extends across most of the continental U.S.
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Gang. We've got a serious problem that is not being reported. Bear in mind, this thread mostly is re:the one state I have info for in this matter. & that is #Montana. It is HIGHLY likely that most other states have this problem
#EOC #HAZMAT #DisasterPreparedness
Here we go. 1/24
Direct quote from the LEPC Yellowstone County May 10, 2018 minutes: "Regional
Haz-Mat Response Team in Billings used to rely on State and Federal funding but
this source has dried up. Keeping team together with local funding that may only
last two more years. ..." 2/24
"...May need to limit response area due to funding limitations.
Need legislation for increased funding."

Source: co.yellowstone.mt.gov/LEPCAgenda/201…

3/24
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