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Smoke Over Northwestern Mexico and Arizona, USA

30.1N 112.3W

June 5th, 2012 Category: Fires

Mexico - June 1st, 2012

A smoky haze hangs over the Mexican state of Sonora and over the US-border, into Arizona. The smoke is likely from fires burning between the Gulf of California and the mountains of the Sierra Madre Occidental, in Mexico, or possibly from fires in the southwestern USA, such as the Whitewater-Baldy Complex Fire (or Gila Wilderness blaze). However, due to the insulating effect of the mountains in Mexican parallel to the Pacific Coast, it is more probable that the smoke originates from the former.

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