#WxGeekSpeak: Pyrocumulus clouds

Every week, the blog introduces you to a technical term from the American Meteorology Society’s “Glossary of Meteorology”. Welcome to #WxGeekSpeak!

Large wildfires can create their own weather. Watch the video above to see how clouds and lightning can develop.

Full definition of pyrocumulus: A cumulus cloud formed by a rising thermal from a fire, or enhanced by buoyant plume emissions from an industrial combustion process.

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