Red Flag Warnings and Smoke map, July 1, 2012

Smoke map, 7:06 a.m. MT, July 1, 2012

Smoke map, 7:06 a.m. MT, July 1, 2012

The above map shows the distribution of smoke created by wildfires, as of 7:06 a.m. MT, July 1, 2012. The purple and yellow areas contain the more dense smoke.

Red Flag Warnings July 1, 2012


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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.

3 thoughts on “Red Flag Warnings and Smoke map, July 1, 2012”

  1. Hi!

    Trying to decide if we’re still going to the Rockies this summer.

    Please explain your “smoke map” in terms of dangers to health.

    For instance, does purple relate to two packs of cigarettes per day, whereas green is similar to one cigarette per month?

    Our tenting/hiking group includes ages 7-75 and those with some mild asthma. We want to have fun, but also be safe. Maybe next year would be best.

    Thanks for your help! Kara

    1. Depends on how much rain is coming see my reference to the monsoons above. could be pretty much out in two weeks particularly
      Colorado,Utah,AZ and New Mexico.
      If I understand the smoke chart the
      purple areas are simply the heaviest smoke. Still, I’d keep an eye on the
      chart and plan accordingly. Fire Season tends to Migrate North and
      West this time of year…Not as a
      rule however..
      We’ve been wet and cool here in NE

  2. Looks like the Monsoons are upon the southwest.
    time to pack up and go north. Miss that…


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