This season started with a hell of a triad of Yakutia and at least a month earlier than last year. The situation is almost identical to last year's scenario. First blocking anticyclone and precipitation deficit, then drought and heat, and then fire and smoke. All of this is painfully familiar. Under the hood of the anticyclone little smoke dissipates and spreads thick suffocating pall. Yakutsk suffocating. Eloquent photo Spectroradiometer MODIS Terra satellite on May 26, at 02:45 UTC.