Map of smoke from wildfires, June 5, 2011

Smoke map 1345 6-5-2011
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.)

Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, he continues to learn, and strives to be a Student of Fire. 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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