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North America Fire and Smoke Hazards – June 20

Posted by feww on June 20, 2011

Fire and Smoke Hazards Maps for June 20, 2011

Smoke from more than 400 wildfires across 11 states, including 37 large fires, is contributing to the poor air quality.

Fire Stats

  • Wildfires are burning across the states of Alaska (2), Arizona (3), Colorado (2) , Florida (11), Georgia (4), Mississippi (2), New Mexico (3), North Carolina (1), Tennessee (1) Texas (8) and Virginia (1).
  • Nationwide, about 8 million acres [FIRE-EARTH estimate] have  been consumed since the beginning of 2011 (official figure: 4,299,810 acres as of June 17, 2011)
  • The 2001 – 2010 ten-year average: 1,387,760 acres burned
  • Wildfires in 2011 have so far consumed more than 6 times the ten-year average, and rising.
  • National Preparedness Level is currently 3 (On a scale from 1 to 5)
  • State of Texas has the 2011 record with 2,950,969 acres burned so far (TFS data as of June 17, 2011; state preparedness Level: 4)
  • State of Arizona is in second place with at least 840,000 acres burned (data: InciWeb)
  • RED FLAG and Excessive Heat Warnings are currently operating in at least 10 states. (See hazards map below.)
  • Critical fire conditions are worsening due to the low humidity, strong winds and high temperatures across most of the southern United States.

Current HMS Fire and Smoke Analysis

Analyzed Fires and Smoke from Satellite on NESDIS ArcIMS server. Map enhanced by FIRE-EARTH. Click images to enlarge.

US Weather Hazards Map – June 20

Click image to enlarge. Click HERE to enter NWS interactive portal.

US weather forecast Map – June 19 – 20

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