Kolyma highway in Yakutia, also known as the Road of Bones, is on fire and temporarily shut
More than 2,000 people are deployed in extinguishing wildfires raging around Russia’s coldest inhabited territory, Yakutia, now in the third year of extremely intense season of wildfires.
After looking at the heat and subsequent fires in the Pacific Northwest, I looked through Nullschool’s Earth viewer for other areas under peril.
The Yakutia region of Siberia is under a staggering amount of wildfire. The fires seem to have been burning since May, though by both particulate and CO channels at Nullschool, have exploded in size and intensity in just the past 48 hours or so (that would be after the dateline of this article).
Several videos on the article show conditions on the ground.
Comparison with the 2020 North American Western fire season. That hit a peak in early/mid September. Here's the 11 Sept 2020 CO channel for the west coast, about the time San Francisco was sporting red "Blade Runner" skies:
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