posted on Jun, 28 2019 @ 01:33 PM
I was watching some video footage a few days ago and it was showing a couple scenes of large fires, some were forest fires and others were grassland
fires. What was odd was that the smoke was rising about 100-500ft and was being blown by the wind in one direction then at the 100-500ft it turned
back the opposite direction, making basically a 90 degree turn as the smoke rose. The video footage showed the smoke rising well past 30,000ft and it
had continued in the same direction after it made that turn.
I've also seen this same thing with low hanging clouds or fog, but this phenomenon is most easily seen when there is a fire.
So what I'm wondering is how does this lower layer of wind form so close to the ground and it really makes me wonder when I feel the wind blowing if
that is really the way the clouds are moving or that is how they are "rolling in".
So it seems that at times there could be a very thin layer of wind at ground level that is flowing the opposite direction of the wind just a few
hundred feet above it, which seems very odd and almost impossible had I not seen it for myself. I can't imagine how this would happen and if you
look at how fluids flow, it is a very odd behavior unless there is a major difference in density between the two "fluids" (layers). Also it would
seem that there would have to be a SEVERLY low pressure on the lower layer, almost like a vacuum, to make the air flow like this and I thought it
might have been due to the fire but after seeing this behavior in colder climates (30-50F) with heavy cloud/fog, I don't think it had to do with
Does anyone have an explination for this behavior or seen this themselves? I think I recall similar behavior in the Cali fires last summer where the
fire was traveling the opposite direction, into the wind, of the way the smoke was traveling once it rose a few hundred feet - which is why many
people thought they were safe, the "prevailing winds" were blowing say east to west at 1000ft and above, so people east of the fire thought they
were safe - but at ground level winds were blowing west to east, pushing the fire in the opposite direction that the smoke cover was seen to be
blowing from above (satellite/plane video/images) - so many people ended up being trapped in fires b/c how can the fire travel against the wind?
It's almost like there is a hole in the ground that is sucking in air, pulling the lower "fluid layer" into this "vacuum", causing this odd
behavior. This type of behavior often would create a tornado at the point of lowest pressure, where the fluid layers converge, but that is never seen
- so IDK how to explain any of this.