Wildfire smoke conditions and forecast, May 8, 2022

In the cross hairs are New Mexico, Kansas, and Nebraska

12:21 p.m. MDT May 8, 2022

Wildfire smoke map, United States,, 11 a.m. MDT May 8, 2022
Wildfire smoke at 11 a.m. MDT May 8, 2022.

Above is a map from NOAA showing the distribution of vertically integrated smoke from wildfires at 11 a.m. MDT May 8, 2022.

Below is the forecast for smoke at 12:01 a.m. MDT May 9, 2022.

Wildfire smoke forecast, 1201 a.m. MDT May 9, 2022
Forecast for wildfire smoke at 12:01 a.m. MDT May 9, 2022.

The map below shows the areas under Red Flag Warning for elevated wildfire danger.

Red Flag Warning, May 8, 2022 fire
Red Flag Warnings, May 8, 2022.

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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.

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