Red Flag Warnings and smoke distribution, July 22, 2013

The map below shows the distribution of smoke from wildfires in the United States and Canada. For much more information about smoke and dust in the air today, visit NOAA’s text description, which is perhaps more than you want to know.

Wildfire smoke map
Map showing the distribution of wildfire smoke at 10:52 a.m. MDT, July 22, 2013
Red Flag Warnings wildfire
Red Flag Warnings, July 22, 2013

Red Flag Warnings and Fire Weather Watches for enhanced wildfire danger have been issued by the National Weather Service for areas in Washington, Oregon, and Wyoming.

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The Red Flag Warning map above was current as of 11:35 a.m. MDT on Monday. Red Flag Warnings can change throughout the day as the National Weather Service offices around the country update and revise their forecasts. For the most current data, visit this NWS site.

Red Flag Warnings, July 16, 2013

wildfire Red Flag Warnings, July 16, 2013

Red Flag Warnings and Fire Weather Watches for enhanced wildfire danger have been issued by the National Weather Service for areas in Washington, Idaho, Oregon, California, and Nevada.

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The Red Flag Warning map above was current as of 10:49 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. For the most current data, visit this NWS site.

Dry thunderstorms in the forecast for Colorado and New Mexico

Firefighters in New Mexico and Colorado have enough on their hands right now, but today they have to be concerned about the forecast for dry thunderstorms — lightning with little or no rain. A Red Flag Warning has been issued that is in effect from 1 p.m. until 9 p.m. MDT today for low humidity and gusty winds to accompany the lightning.

The National Weather Service’s Red Flag Warning web page is broken and will not display the warning areas, so we substituted this “Fire Weather Outlook” from the Storm Prediction Center.

Dry thunderstorms, June 27, 2013

We inquired about the broken web page and Corey Pieper of the NWS told us there was a database outage Wednesday night and the site should be functioning soon.

Red Flag Warnings, June 24, 2013

Red Flag Warnings fire, June 24, 2013

Red Flag Warnings and Fire Weather Watches for enhanced wildfire danger have been issued by the National Weather Service for areas in Colorado, Nevada, Wyoming, Utah, Nevada, New Mexico, and Kansas.

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The Red Flag Warning map above was current as of 8:50 a.m. MDT on Monday. Red Flag Warnings can change throughout the day as the National Weather Service offices around the country update and revise their forecasts. For the most current data, visit this NWS site.

Red Flag Warnings, June 22, 2013

fire Red Flag Warnings, June 22. 2013
Red Flag Warnings, June 22. 2013 (click to enlarge)

Red Flag Warnings and Fire Weather Watches for enhanced wildfire danger have been issued by the National Weather Service for areas in Colorado, New Mexico, Kansas, Utah, Arizona, and Nevada.

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The Red Flag Warning map above was current as of 11:50 a.m. MDT on Saturday. Red Flag Warnings can change throughout the day as the National Weather Service offices around the country update and revise their forecasts. For the most current data, visit this NWS site.

Red Flag Warnings, June 21, 2013

Red Flag Warnings wildfire, June 21, 2013

Red Flag Warnings and Fire Weather Watches for enhanced wildfire danger have been issued by the National Weather Service for areas in California, Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, and Colorado.

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The Red Flag Warning map above was current as of 9:38 a.m. MDT on Friday. Red Flag Warnings can change throughout the day as the National Weather Service offices around the country update and revise their forecasts. For the most current data, visit this NWS site.