Map of smoke from wildfires, June 5, 2011

Smoke map 1345 6-5-2011

Wildfire smoke map, 1:45 p.m. MT, June 5, 2011. NOAA

The map shows smoke created by wildfires. It appears that the states of New Mexico, Colorado, and parts of Wyoming, Arizona, and Nebraska are being hit pretty hard.

The red dots are fires, while the smoke is green (thin), yellow (moderately dense), and purple (dense). The Wallow fire in southeast Arizona is responsible for much of the smoke in the central United States.

(Update: on June 6 we posted an updated smoke map.)

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Wildland fire has been a major part of Bill Gabbert’s life for several decades. After growing up in the south, he migrated to southern California where he lived for 20 years, working as a wildland firefighter. Later he took his affinity for firefighting to Indiana and eventually the Black Hills of South Dakota where he was the Fire Management Officer for a group of seven national parks. Today he is the creator and owner of and Sagacity Wildfire Services and serves as an expert witness in wildland fire. If you are interested in wildland fire, welcome… grab a cup of coffee and put your feet up. Google+

4 thoughts on “Map of smoke from wildfires, June 5, 2011

  1. The American news media never tell us about those fires in the Mexican Sierra Madre Occidental that show up on every smoke map. (I have been using this one.

  2. I was afraid there was another wildfire in Colorado (where I live)! It’s so smokey here, I wake up every day to an orangish light coming in my windows (from the smoke and haze) as opposed to clear sunlight :(
    The Arizona fire must be huge! The southernly wind won’t help.

    Pray for rain!

  3. I don’t see Nebraska wildfires although Arkansas has 8-10 clustered along the Mississippi. Last Friday Albuquerque reported noticeable smoke particles in the air and coating cars in the morning.

  4. So many of us wth vinyl lined pools are experiencing extremely high chlorine levels and metal staining of our pools due to acid rain caused by the ash (wildfire smoke) in the air. HELP! normal metal stain removers are expensive and not effective with all this acid rain!

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