Smoke Source over Star Valley

Smoke Source over Star Valley

This Thursday morning an extensive area of smoke had spread across much of Star Valley.  The smoke source was with the ongoing fires over the mountains of central Idaho.  By this afternoon smoke had lessened, but the fires continue and westerly winds will likely bring smoke back across the area over at times the next several days.  Following are the visible satellite photos from Thursday morning and again this afternoon.  The smoke source was obvious in the afternoon photo.

Thursday am Visible Imagery

Thursday afternoon visible imagery

Following is the map of active fires as of 5pm Thursday August 15 2013

It is comforting to observed no active fires at this time in the Star Valley Region.