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Lots of smoke to breathe in the Sacramento area.
 
For a thumbnail view of smoke from California fires:
http://www.osei.noaa.gov/Events/Fires/US_California/2004/FSMHSusCA288_N6L.jpg


For more detail on California fires from satellite pictures:
http://www.osei.noaa.gov/Events/Fires/US_California/2004/FSMHSusCA288_N6.jpg

Note how the smoke from Kyburz flows into the valley as if the valley were a
huge bowl. Smoke fills the area described by the rivers.

Regular weather satellite photos don't show smoke. Regular weather satellites
use infrared. Infrared records temperature differences. Clouds are usually
cold. Infrared shows clouds.
 
CTruax