3 thoughts on “Wildfire smoke map, August 6, 2019”

  1. This looks more like a thunder storm build up map. The reason I say this is because there are no fires in California right now. That was a monsoonal storm that passed through the desert on the sixth. Another note is that there is only one large fire in Washington at 18,000 acres, there is no way it could generate that type of energy. Please post accurate smoke maps!!!

    1. “John”

      We don’t often get comments like yours that are so rude, aggressive, and completely uninformed. I’ll make the assumption that you are not a troll stirring the pot for your own amusement, but I could be wrong.

      You are making statements about a map that was posted two days previously. The most current maps that we post about smoke can be found under the tag “smoke”: https://wildfiretoday.com/tag/smoke/

      You said there is “only one large fire in Washington at 18,000 acres”. There are actually three, plus one just across the border in British Columbia and a few in Northeast Oregon. The largest fire in Washington is the 34,000-acre Williams Flats Fire which was very active Wednesday and Wednesday night.

      Smoke travels — into California and every other location in the world — blown by the ever changing wind. There are no fires in the Atlantic Ocean but that is where much of this smoke will be in a day or two before it moves on to Europe. There are no 100,000-foot high walls on the state borders that contain wildfire smoke to its state of origin.

      Thank you for your very helpful advice, but we are going to continue to display smoke maps produced by Ravan Ahmadovand other specialists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration who analyze our atmosphere for a living, every day, and make these great maps that are very helpful to many people.

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