Fires seed Pyrocumulonimbus (pyroCb)

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In the right conditions fires can produce enough energy to seed Thunderstorm development.
These thunderstorms can continue for a few hours in relatively the same position is the conditions persist.
The particular thunderstorm was linked to a series of thunderstorms along the Kennedy Ranges, North-East of Carnarvon, Western Australia.

Pyrocumulonimbus is the type of cloud you see here reaching upwards from the smoke.

Pyrocumulonimbus

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This pyrocumulonimbus cloud formed over a recent fire. The pyrocumulonimbus cloud (pyroCb) is a type of cumulus cloud formed above a source of heat such as a wildfire and may sometimes even extinguish the fire that formed it. It is the most extreme manifestation of pyrocumulus.

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