No Volcanoes in Oklahoma
(Part 1 of 4) On a hot, windy day, this is not what any rural resident wishes to see through the trees. Since Oklahoma doesn't have volcanoes, the cause was easy to guess on a record-hot summer day. Even in this early stage, the plume from the Cleveland County wildfire (a.k.a. "Noble", for where it began) was capped with pyrocumulus--a characteristic that would continue through the rest of daylight. Though the fire stayed several miles east of us, it immediately threatened some friends' homes on its two-day rampage through a swath from eastern Noble to the southern end of Lake Thunderbird.
Norman OK (3 Aug 12) Looking SE.