SMOKE PLUME AND SEA-BREEZE INTERACTION RECENTLY OBSERVED IN NORTH CAROLINA! (credit: NWS Wilmington, North Carolina)
DISCUSSION: After a substantial wildfire erupted earlier tonight near Bolivia (located in Brunswick County), an incoming sea-breeze induced a neat interaction by which the smoke plume and wildfire were mitigated by the moisture of the passing sea-breeze boundary. "The plume faded away once the sea breeze boundary lifted north across the fire...noted by the pink arrows. This "undercut" the smoke plume...and the increased moisture likely helped to reduce the intensity of the fire...but the associated wind shift brought smoke into the Wilmington area tonight." as quoted by a meteorologist from the National Weather Service office in Wilmington, North Carolina. For more information on other high-impact weather content across the United States, click here!
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