Red Flag Warnings and smoke map, August 19, 2013

wildfire Red Flag Warnings, 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.

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+

3 thoughts on “Red Flag Warnings and smoke map, August 19, 2013”

  1. I was told by a former fire service co-worker who is working in an Expanded Ordering Unit for Region 5 that they are now experiencing some UTF’s for both Contractor and USFS Regulars for fire incidents. The next thought that comes to mind is: “What happens when this Region experiences a real lightning bust like 1877 or 1987?”

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