Wildfire smoke forecast for Tuesday, November 15

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Above: Smoke from wildfires in the southern United States as photographed by a NASA satellite Tuesday afternoon, November 15, 2016; updated late Tuesday afternoon.

We checked several resources for predictions of where smoke from the wildfires in Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia will be distributed on Tuesday. It looks like much of Georgia and South Carolina will be heavily affected, with concentrations in some areas of South Carolina reaching the “Very Unhealthy” level according to the animated map below.

Some areas in the midwest appear to be affected by smoke that blew in from fires in Canada.

Arkansas, Louisiana, and eastern Texas are also heavily contributing to the smoky skies.

Check AirNow.gov for current air quality information. Click on their map to zoom in for a closer look.

An air quality index of 201 to 300 is “Very Unhealthy”.

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Air quality at 10 a.m. ET November 15, 2016.
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Prediction for the distribution of smoke from wildfires at 6 p.m. ET, November 15, 2016. Produced at 7 a.m. ET November 15.

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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.

9 thoughts on “Wildfire smoke forecast for Tuesday, November 15”

      1. Gatlinburg is clear???? Are you there now? I was really starting to get bummed out. Online I even read that they are recommending people stay inside.

  1. Due to the gusty winds predicted this weekend- how likely will the South Mt. NC fire spread to the Morganton NC area. I have 20 plus Service Dogs to move and will need time. The fire is 13 miles away at this current time. Thank You

  2. If you are considering asking about conditions at a particular location, please include the state in addition to the name of the small town. And keep in mind that some of us are thousands of miles away.

    1. Looking for any information for my travels for tomorrow (17 November). I will be traveling from Savannah, GA up 95N to 26W through Spartanburg, SC into Asheville, NC then 40W to Knoxville, TN to continue up 75N into Kentucky. If the heavy smoke is slowing things down, I can head toward Atlanta and Nashville, TN then up 65N from there. Haven’t heard of any road closures but concerned about timing as I’m travelling with my 5 yr old daughter. Any info in addition to the comments I’ve read on the past few days’posts would be greatlying appreciated.


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