Pyrocumulus and lenticular clouds billowing up from the Mendocino Complex fires on Sunday, July 29, 2018. Pyrocumulus clouds, usually seen over volcanoes, have appeared over several California wildfires including the Carr, Ferguson, Mendocino Complex and Cranston fires.
Pyrocumulus and lenticular clouds billowing up from the Mendocino Complex fires on Sunday, July 29, 2018. Pyrocumulus clouds, usually seen over volcanoes, have appeared over several California wildfires including the Carr, Ferguson, Mendocino Complex and Cranston fires. NWS Sacramento
Pyrocumulus and lenticular clouds billowing up from the Mendocino Complex fires on Sunday, July 29, 2018. Pyrocumulus clouds, usually seen over volcanoes, have appeared over several California wildfires including the Carr, Ferguson, Mendocino Complex and Cranston fires. NWS Sacramento

California’s intense wildfires are creating clouds like those over erupting volcanoes

July 30, 2018 05:02 PM