(UPDATED at 9:08 p.m. MDT September 5, 2017)
Here is the latest version of NOAA’s wildfire smoke tracking analysis, created at 5:36 MDT September 5, 2017.
Below is an animated version of a smoke forecast for Tuesday through Wednesday.
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(Updated at 5:47 p.m. MDT September 5, 2017)
Here are two satellite photos of the Western United States. The first was taken on September 4 and the second was today, September 5.
Smoke from wildfires in the northwest United States is having a serious affect on some locations in California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Montana. Other areas east and southeast of these states have also been affected in recent days.
An updated version of the smoke maps we have been posting this week is not available yet Tuesday morning at 9:36 a.m. MDT. We will add it to this article when it is. We checked a couple of other wildfire smoke sites and they are also not producing updated information.
(UPDATE at 1:10 p.m. MDT September 5, 2017)
Here is a link to an animation from satellite images that shows smoke being blown around the west. It might take a while to load. Be patient.
We checked more smoke sites and found one that is still working. Below is the forecast for smoke at 3 p.m. MDT September 5, 2017.