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.

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+

One thought on “Red Flag Warnings and smoke distribution, July 22, 2013”

  1. Not being familiar with the US weather and fire behaviour prediction system… I have to ask… how is it that fire behaviour forecasts align precisely with the boundaries of a particular state? As in, Wyoming has a red flag warning but it stops dead at the Colorado and Utah border.

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