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.

Red Flag Warnings and smoke map, August 5, 2013

Wildfire smoke map, 9:36 a.m. MDT, August 5, 2013

Central Oregon is experiencing “moderately dense” smoke today from the fires in southwest Oregon and northwest California, according to this analysis from NOAA. If you want a ton of more information about the smoke, they have a very detailed description.

Red Flag Warnings, August 5, 2013

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

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The Red Flag Warning map above was current as of 10:03 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 and wildfire smoke map, July 31, 2013

Distribution of smoke from wildfire
Distribution of smoke from wildfires, 2:13 p.m. MDT July 31, 2013

Wildfire Red Flag Warnings, July 31, 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, California, and Utah.

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The Red Flag Warning map above was current as of 2:40 p.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, Red Flag Warnings, and active fires in the Northwest, July 27, 2013

wildfire Smoke map, 11:37 a.m. MDT July 27, 2013
Smoke map, 11:37 a.m. MDT July 27, 2013
wildfire Red Flag Warnings, July 27, 2013
Red Flag Warnings, July 27, 2013. The map also shows the location of the most active wildfires in the area.

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, and Montana.

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The Red Flag Warning map above was current as of 8:40 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 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.