Wildfire smoke maps, August 10, 2019

These maps predict the distribution of smoke from wildfires at 5 p.m. PDT August 10, 2019.

The first map is for vertically integrated smoke, depicting all of the smoke in a vertical column, including smoke high in Earth’s atmosphere. That is the smoke you see at sunrise and sunset.

The second map shows near surface smoke that will hover within 8 meters (26 feet) of the ground—the kind responsible for burning eyes and aggravating asthma.

Forecast for vertically integrated wildfire smoke
Forecast for vertically integrated wildfire smoke at 5 p.m. PDT August 10, 2019. NOAA.
Forecast for near surface wildfire smoke
Forecast for near surface wildfire smoke at 5 p.m. PDT August 10, 2019. NOAA.

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+

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