Wildfire smoke map, August 14, 2012

Wildfire Smoke Map, 2:12 p.m. MT, August 14, 2012
Wildfire Smoke Map, 2:12 p.m. MT, August 14, 2012
Map showing the distribution of smoke from wildfires, at 2:12 p.m. MT, August 14, 2012. (Click to see a larger version.)

Smoke from wildfires is degrading visibility in many western states. Some scenic spots that normally attract hordes of tourists have been affected to the point where, for example, you pull off the highway into a turnout that normally has a spectacular view of the Grand Teton, but the only thing visible where the “Grand” is supposed to be is a gray shadow of a ridgeline.

The areas that are most affected include Wyoming and southern Idaho. Much of the smoke is being produced by fires in northern California, Oregon, Nevada, and Idaho.

Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, Bill Gabbert now writes about it from the Black Hills. Google+

3 thoughts on “Wildfire smoke map, August 14, 2012”

  1. Brilliant map, 4 colors on the map, 3 on the legend, agreed it is not hard to surmise what the 4th color means but really…

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