Wildfire smoke and fire danger, August 31 and September 1, 2016

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Wildfire smoke forecast for 5 p.m. MDT August 31, 2016.

NOAA’s Earth System Research Laboratory, as part of an experimental program (above), has produced a smoke forecast for 5 p.m. on Wednesday, August 31, showing that many areas in the western U.S. are affected by smoke from wildfires.

Below is their forecast for 5 p.m. MDT on Thursday, September 1, 2016.

Wildfire smoke forecast
Wildfire smoke forecast for 5 p.m. MDT September 1, 2016.

The last map, below, predicts elevated wildfire danger on September 1 in parts of California, Nevada, Utah, Idaho, and Montana. Isolated dry thunderstorms could be in the cards for areas in Nevada, Idaho, Montana, Utah, and Wyoming.

Wildfire danger for September 1
Wildfire danger for September 1, 2016.

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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.