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Old 06-19-2021, 10:42 AM   #1
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SMOKE OUT WEST where is it?

Where out West are you Seeing Smoke from the Fires.

Checked a few Web Cams and it looks like Colorado id Getting a good Bit.

If you are on the Road out West Give us a Live Update on SMOKE.

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here's a map of fire incidents https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/
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here's a map of fire incidents https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/
Not the Answer to the Question posed.

Thanks, but location is easy, need to Know where they will effect, the air up the Rockies. The Fires started early and Denver has already had Red/Pink Smoke Sets on occasion this year.

Will wait for the Correct replies.
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Not the Answer to the Question posed.

Thanks, but location is easy, need to Know where they will effect, the air up the Rockies. The Fires started early and Denver has already had Red/Pink Smoke Sets on occasion this year.

Will wait for the Correct replies.
Here, this one should be easier for you - also includes smoke plumes!


https://fire.airnow.gov/?lat=38.9985...299999&zoom=12


I mean otherwise you're just going to get a bunch of random responses that won't really tell you anything...
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Where there's fire there's smoke.....

https://www.fireweatheravalanche.org/fire/state/arizona
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Here, this one should be easier for you - also includes smoke plumes!


https://fire.airnow.gov/?lat=38.9985...299999&zoom=12


I mean otherwise you're just going to get a bunch of random responses that won't really tell you anything...
Very informative,

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Smoke can shift due to wind direction.
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Very informative,

So....maybe I should rethink my route through Colorado?

Whoa...check this map out:
https://www.fireweatheravalanche.org/fire/

Maybe I should wait and pickup the RV when we're on our way to Florida this November....nah!!! just kidding. I love a challenge!
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As stated this link is one of the best sources outside of being there.

https://fire.airnow.gov/?lat=38.9985...299999&zoom=12

We are in Montrose Colorado right now. Our son is a BLM wildfire fire fighter here. Where there was significant smoke a couple days ago over the San Juans it's clear except for lots of storm clouds. The point is the smoke plumes change daily with the wind and possible rain. When a lighting storm occurs there maybe hundreds of ground strikes and any number of them may start a fire. Most of these fires remain small or are put out pretty quickly. However with the dry conditions in the entire west any fire may explode into a major fire within a few hours if the wind is right.

So I would not bother trying to plan a trip around smoke as it exists today. It is unlikely to have much to do with the smoke plumes when you get there. Come on out and enjoy the trip.
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Thanks RareBear, not sure which way we're going. We're heading out tomorrow to pickup a new to us RV from North Carolina and then heading back to Spokane, WA. Some of the folks here (you know who you are BusSkipper & TwoGypies!) on IRV2 have me going through Colorado. But this is a totally new rig to me. Going from a 32' gasser to a 45' DP so at 1st I was thinking of doing a straight shot back, but now they have me reconsidering.....hmmm and now? Eh..I don't know. I guess we'll keep our eyes on these links and check as we head out. If it gets too bad we'll head north.

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.... But this is a totally new rig to me. Going from a 32' gasser to a 45' DP ....

Thanks!
I think you find DP easier to drive in the mountains or if windy.

My only advice with smoke is avoid watching scary movies. Last year in Washington State the visibility from smoke was down to 1/4 mile. This made sailing both unpleasant and dangerous.

The campground had good internet so I started watching random movies. The camper character in the movie did not know that all the fires and smoke was from an alien invasion.
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I think you find DP easier to drive in the mountains or if windy.

My only advice with smoke is avoid watching scary movies. Last year in Washington State the visibility from smoke was down to 1/4 mile. This made sailing both unpleasant and dangerous.

The campground had good internet so I started watching random movies. The camper character in the movie did not know that all the fires and smoke was from an alien invasion.
LOL! I'll keep that in mind!! HA!
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LOL! I'll keep that in mind!! HA!
It was a little disturbing at the time. When you lose the normal visual cues, your mind can start playing trick on you.

Many years ago I spent a few days in the hospital in severe pain. A 'friend' gave me a book by an author I had never read before.

At 4 am the nurse took Stephen King's THE STAND away from me. 'You can't be reading that here!"
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