Wildfire smoke map and Red Flag Warnings

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Map showing the distribution of smoke from wildfires, 6 a.m. MDT, August 2, 2016.

Smoke from wildfires in the western United States continues to affect the northwest and the northern great plains.

The National Weather Service has posted Red Flag Warnings for areas in Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, Idaho, Montana, Utah, Wyoming and South Dakota.

The Red Flag map was current as of 8 a.m. MDT on Tuesday. Red Flag Warnings can change throughout the day as the National Weather Service offices around the country update and revise their forecasts and maps. For the most current data visit this NWS site.

wildfire Red Flag Warnings August 2, 2016
Red Flag Warnings August 2, 2016

Author: Bill Gabbert

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