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Wildfires Continue to Blaze Near Washington-Oregon Border in Early October

45.8N 121.9W

October 2nd, 2012 Category: Fires

USA – October 1st, 2012

Although wildfire season in the western and northern USA usually comes to a close in October, through September lack of significant precipitation inputs have led to above normal availability of fuels for wildfires across most of the northern half of the U.S. as well as California.  Here, wildfires can be seen burning near the Washington-Oregon border (click here for previous images).

Normally during this time of year fuels conditions would decline fairly rapidly across the northern tier.  This season, however, is seeing a very slow decline in nearly all fire danger indices, with that decline coming mostly in response to longer and colder nights.  In order for any significant improvement in fuel conditions to take place a sustained input of moisture would need to occur.  However, this seems unlikely at least through the middle of October.

Fire Between Colorado Springs and Denver, USA

38.8N 104.8W

September 30th, 2012 Category: Fires

USA – September 16th, 2012

Smoke from a fire in Colorado, located about halfway between Denver and Colorado Springs, fans out and billows in a northeasterly direction, contributing to a larger, smoky haze over the western United States of America (click here for previous images).

Wildfire North of Sacramento Valley, USA

40.4N 122.4W

September 28th, 2012 Category: Fires

USA – September 3rd, 2012

A thick plume of smoke is released from a wildfire north of the Sacramento Valley, the portion of the California Central Valley that lies to the north of the San Joaquin-Sacramento Delta in the U.S. state of California. The plume of smoke is thickest near its point of origin, but winds have also blown it westward, creating a thin, hazy veil over the area. Click here for previous images of wildfires in western USA.

Fires in Mountains North of Great Salt Lake, Western USA

42.6N 112.9W

September 24th, 2012 Category: Fires

USA – September 5th, 2012

Fires blazing near the Idaho-Montana border release plumes of smoke that blow due eastward (click here for previous images). While the fires appear to be located in mountainous, forested terrain, land of a more arid nature can be observed to the south, near the Great Salt Lake and Great Salt Lake Desert, in Utah, and in Nevada.

Smoke From Western USA Fires Fills Valleys

45.4N 112.7W

September 23rd, 2012 Category: Fires

USA – September 3rd, 2012

Smoke from fires in western USA enters the crevices of valleys and rivers between mountain ridges. The western fire season continues, with over 7 million acres by the end of August. While the number of fires is down from the 10-year average of 54,209, the acreage affected is well above the average of 5.4 million acres. The fires have been quite large, particularly in Idaho and Montana, and the cost to fight them continues to rise (click here for previous images).