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When Wildfires Create Their Own Weather

Researchers are finding that wildfires can change the weather around them — producing horizontal winds, water vapor and updrafts. That can make it tricky to know where fires are going and when.

KUOW’s Eilís O’Neill (@eilis_oneill) reports from eastern Washington state. Her story comes from WHYY’s health and science program The Pulse.

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