(UPDATED at 3:07 p.m. MT, August 22, 2015)
Above is an updated map, at 3 p.m. MT, August 22, 2015, showing the distribution of wildfire smoke across the U.S.
The wildfires in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana are creating a great deal of smoke that is seriously degrading the air quality hundreds of miles away.
For example in southwest South Dakota, 800 miles away from the large fires in Washington, there is a very strong smell of forest fire smoke and the air quality measuring stations are recording an “unhealthy” air quality index.
To see the most current smoke reports on Wildfire Today, visit the articles tagged “smoke” at http://wildfiretoday.com/tag/smoke/