Idaho Smoke Map

Idaho Smoke Map Legend

**(Preliminary Data Warning: Data found on the map shown below is preliminary and is subject to change. Data is in local standard time format - no adjustment for daylight savings time.

Monday, July 27, 2020

Smoke is Trickling In

Well we've made it pretty far into the summer with no large incidents yet, though many across the state have seen some haze creeping in. While there were a few starts in Southern Idaho last week in brush and grass, they were contained quickly. California, on the other hand has had some pretty big fire growth in the last week with several fires in Northern California totaling a little under 50,000 acres, burning in brush, grass, and timber. Oregon ,Washington, Utah, and Nevada have all seen a few fires but nothing like California yet. 

You can see on this screenshot from AirNow that the air quality monitors are almost all Green (which is Good) and that the majority of the smoke is being carried over to us from California, though there could be some impacts from Oregon, Utah, and Nevada also. Keep checking your favorite air quality/smoke incident websites for details and stay safe! - June 27, 2020 0930 MDT

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Updated Wildfire Outlooks

Well, it looks like all the rain in June might hold off an "above normal" season for a lot of  you for a little longer. July is now looking "normal" for most of the state (notably the northern portion of the state changed from "above normal" to "normal"). By August, however, we'll move into period where the entire state of Idaho has "above normal" significant wildfire potential and this will continue into September for most of the state. If you haven't already, skim through the posts in June to learn about how to protect yourself from wildfire smoke. Stay safe and have a good holiday weekend!