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Fire in Gila National Forest, New Mexico, USA – June 28th, 2013

33.6N 108.6W

June 28th, 2013 Category: Fires, Image of the day MODISTerra

USA – June 27th, 2013

Smoke from a large fire in the Gila National Forest, in New Mexico, west of the Rio Grande (running parallel to the right edge), can be seen fanning out over a great area as it blows westward. The Gila National Forest covers approximately 2,710,659 acres (1,100,000 ha) of public land. Terrain ranges from rugged mountains and deep canyons to semi-desert. Due to the extremely rugged terrain, the area is largely unspoiled.

Tropical Storm Cosme (03E) Off Coast of Mexico

19.3N 115.7W

June 27th, 2013 Category: Tropical Storms VIIRSSuomi-NPP

Hurricane Cosme (03E) – June 26th, 2013

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Track of Hurricane Cosme (03E) - June 25th, 2013 © Univ. of Wisconsin

Track of TC 03E

As of 8 p.m. PDT June 26 (0300 UTC June 27), Tropical Storm Cosme is located within 25 nautical miles of 19.6°N 117.6°W, about 545 mi (880 km) west-southwest of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.

Maximum sustained winds are 45 kt (50 mph, 85 km/h), with stronger gusts. Minimum central pressure is 998 mbar (hPa; 29.47 InHg), and the system is moving west-northwest at 12 kt (14 mph, 22 km/h). Tropical storm-force winds extend outward up to 140 mi (220 km) from the center of Cosme.

Fires in Colorado and New Mexico, USA

36.9N 106.5W

June 24th, 2013 Category: Fires, Volcanoes MODISAqua

USA – June 24th, 2013

Several wildfires can be seen burning in the forests of Colorado (above) and New Mexico (below), USA, in this image. Winds are carrying the thick plumes of smoke towards the northeast. In the full image, another blaze can be seen west of the Carrizozo lava field.

Fires Burning Along Sierra Madre Oriental, Mexico

17.3N 95W

May 22nd, 2013 Category: Fires

Mexico – May 21st, 2013

Hundreds of fires can be seen burning in southern Mexico, along the Sierra Madre Oriental and between the mountain range and the Gulf of Mexico Coast. The Sierra Madre breaks down at the Isthmus of Tehuantepec into a broad, plateau-like ridge, by which fires are still visible. 

Fires in Guatemala and Southern Mexico – May 21st, 2013

17.3N 91W

May 21st, 2013 Category: Fires, Image of the day

Mexico – May 21st, 2013

The locations of fires burning in southern Mexico, mostly on the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, and in northern Guatemala are marked by red indicators in this image. Smoke from the fires blows over both countries and spreads northwestward across the Gulf of Mexico.

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