Smoke from West Coast wildfires pulled into cyclone 1,000 miles offshore, video shows
Smoke from wildfires raging across the West Coast has drifted 1,000 miles or more over the Pacific Ocean, where it has been pulled into a cyclone, satellite images show.A video posted Saturday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows smoke from the fires in California, Oregon and Washington being pulled into a swirl over the ocean.“OK this seems very 2020: The offshore smoke is now getting sucked into that swirling storm out in the Pacific,” wrote Scott Sistek of KOMO on Twitter.“I didn’t think the satellite images of the West Coast fires could get more jaw-dropping and ala...
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Paralympian Angela Madsen Dies While Trying To Row Across Pacific Ocean
While attempting to row across the Pacfic Ocean alone, three-time Paralympic rower Angela Madsen died at the age of 60. This according to Madsen’s wife Deb Madsen.Madsen’s body was recovered by the Coast Guard, although the cause of her death has yet to be revealed. Had Madsen successfully rowed across the Pacific, she would have become the first paralympian, the oldest women and first openly gay athlete to accomplish the feat. In a statement on Tuesday, Deb issued a statement regarding the passing of her wife on the RowofLife Facebook page in which she said: “With extreme sadness I must annou...