Red Flag Warnings and smoke map, August 19, 2013

wildfire Red Flag Warnings, August 19, 2013

Red Flag Warnings and Fire Weather Watches for enhanced wildfire danger have been issued by the National Weather Service for areas in Idaho, Montana, California, and Oregon. Dry lightning is in the forecast on Monday for northern California.

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The Red Flag Warning map above was current as of 9:40 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.

The map below shows the distribution of wildfire smoke in the United States at 11:04 a.m. MDT August 19, 2013.

Wildfire smoke, at 11:04 a.m. MDT, August 19, 2013
Wildfire smoke, at 11:04 a.m. MDT, August 19, 2013

Below is the map of the northwest U.S. from Sunday, showing only dense smoke.

Wildfire smoke, August 18, 2013
Wildfire smoke, August 18, 2013, showing only the dense smoke.

Smoke map and Red Flag Warnings, August 18, 2013

Wildfire smoke, at 10:23 a.m. MDT, August 18, 2013
Wildfire smoke, at 10:23 a.m. MDT, August 18, 2013

The map above shows the distribution of smoke from wildfires in the United States at 10:23 a.m. MDT today.

wildfire Red Flag Warnings, August 18, 2013
The map shows Red Flag Warnings, Fire Weather Watches, and some of the more active fires in the United States. (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 Idaho, Oregon, and California.

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The Red Flag Warning map above was current as of 11 a.m. MDT on Sunday. 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 and Smoke Map, August 16, 2013

map of Wildfire smoke, at 2:13 p.m. MDT, August 16, 2013
Wildfire smoke, at 2:13 p.m. MDT, August 16, 2013

The map above shows the distribution of smoke from wildfires in the United States at 2:13 p.m. MDT, August 16, 2013. (UPDATE: Darren Clabo provided this link to a satellite animation that shows the smoke early Friday morning.)

wildfire Red Flag Warnings, August 16, 2013

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

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The Red Flag Warning map above was current as of 8:20 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.

Red Flag Warnings, August 9, 2013

wildfire Red Flag Warnings, August 9, 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, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Utah, and California.

The Eastern Great Basin has moved up to Preparedness Level 4 and Alaska went to PL 3. The national PL is still 3.

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The Red Flag Warning map above was current as of 11:35 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.

Red Flag Warnings, August 8, 2012

wildfire Red Flag Warnings, August 8, 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, Idaho, Nevada, and California..

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The Red Flag Warning map above was current as of 11:55 a.m. MDT on Thursday. 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 and smoke map

wildfire Red Flag Warnings, August 7, 2013
Red Flag Warnings, August 7, 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 Washington, Oregon, Nevada, and California..

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The Red Flag Warning map above was current as of 7:35 a.m. MDT on Wednesday. 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.

Wildfire smoke map, 9:57 p.m. MDT, August 6, 2013
Wildfire smoke map, U.S. and Canada, 9:57 p.m. MDT, August 6, 2013
Wildfire smoke map, Northwest US,  957 p.m. MDT, August 6, 2013
Wildfire smoke map, Northwest US, 9:57 p.m. MDT, August 6, 2013

I believe the dense smoke shown in southwest South Dakota is from the Hardluck Fire in northwest Wyoming that burned very intensely into the night on Tuesday. It put up a huge convection column that made it impossible for the USFS infrared (IR) aircraft to map the entire fire Tuesday night, which is very unusual. Rarely is an IR ship unable to map a fire at night because of a convection column. The Hardluck Fire is labeled on the Red Flag Warning map above.