Conditions across the region during the day Monday were acceptable for rangeland burning and as a result several burns were conducted across Kansas.  Southerly winds, which intensified throughout the day, pushed the large plumes of smoke northward and by sunset Monday, smoke had spread across much of the eastern two thirds of Kansas an into south central and southeastern portions of Nebraska.  Residents across south central and southeastern Nebraska reported smelling smoke from these fires, some of which were ignited over 150 miles away!  One other interesting note... smoke could be seen on visible satellite imagery throughout much of the day on Monday.  Below you will find satellite imagery from Monday which shows the extent of the spreading smoke.  If you would like to animate this image, simply click on the link below the image.

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