Wildfire smoke map, 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.

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About Bill Gabbert

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 WildfireToday.com 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+

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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