Wildfire smoke engulfing a storm in the Atlantic is an ideal metaphor for 2018

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Smoke produced by fires thousands of miles away is now choking a storm swirling in the Atlantic Ocean. Welcome to weather in 2018.

Thursday morning, Weather Channel meteorologist Jonathan Erdman found that smoke from California and Canada’s record-breaking wildfires has nearly engulfed subtropical storm Ernesto.

Previously, the wildfire smoke had shut down Yosemite National Park, and the National Weather Service watched last week as smoke traveled 3,000 miles across the U.S. 

Meteorologists first spotted the inevitable meeting of smoke and storm after Ernesto formed on Wednesday. Read more…

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Wildfire smoke engulfing a storm in the Atlantic is an ideal metaphor for 2018