Wildfire smoke map, July 7, 2018

wildfire smoke forecast july 7 2018

The map shows the prediction for the distribution of near-surface wildfire smoke at 6 p.m. MDT July 7, 2018. The states that are the most affected include portions of California, Oregon, Nevada, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Colorado, Nebraska, South Dakota, and North Dakota.

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+

5 thoughts on “Wildfire smoke map, July 7, 2018”

  1. I can see high-altitude, wispy smoke from my place in the Bitterroot Valley, south of Missoula about 28 miles.
    My prayers and good thoughts for the safety of all our young firefighters.jw

  2. My daughter and grandson are camping (with a tour group) in Utah (Zion and Bryce) and the teenage grandson in Wyoming with an outdoor school for a month. I am very concerned about their safety. I have simple wall maps but they don’t show where the campsites are and I don’t have maps of their itinerary. The fires move and I worry they may be in danger. How much responsibility and precaution do these groups exercise? Do you have any advice for me?

    1. Carol — As long as they stay in developed areas near roads there should be no problem at all. If they hike miles to get to a remote area, that would be a different story. Land managers and law enforcement officials do everything they can to evacuate the public if they are endangered by a wildfire…. if they can contact them.

  3. Hi Bill,
    What a great site you have here! What is your source for the above map? It looks to be a great resource for following the smoke from fires. I’d like to direct traveling cyclists to it so they can avoid the worst of fires and smoke on long distance tours.

    Many thanks for the work you do here.
    Best,
    Jennifer Hamelman

    1. Bill,
      I’m sorry, I should have identifies myself in my earlier post. I work for Adventure Cycling Association as a cartographer. We have mapped over 47,000 miles of routes for bicycle travel. Many of these routes travel through and near areas affected by wildfires. I am looking for a resource that stays current as to conditions of smoke and/or active fires I can point cyclists to for planning purposes. Any suggestions would be helpful.
      Thank you,
      Jennifer Hamelman

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