Monday, September 10, 2012

Fire Weather & Air Quality

Photos below show the quick progression of the Horsethief / Wilson Canyon Fire as it blew up on Sunday afternoon, between 2:00 pm & 3:15 pm. Most of these photos were taken from the ridge on Munger Mountain, along the Wally’s World Trail. Munger Mountain is located to the Southwest of the fire. 

This series of photos shows how quickly a fire can blow up during the afternoon heating, even in September. Time between the first and last photo from Munger was a little over 1 hour and 15 minutes. 

Final photo was smoke plume viewed from the Rodeo grounds in Jackson, looking at north side of Snow King, around 5:00 pm.

Horsethief Fire September 9, 2012
 First shot from Munger @ 2:00 pm

Last shot from Munger @ 3:15 pm
 Taken from Rodeo Grounds in Jackson @ 5:00 pm

Where to Find Fire & Air Quality Info

I have had many requests for good sources of both fire information and air quality information, therefore, you can now find many links to both on under the Jackson Hole drop down on the menu bar, by clicking to the Jackson Hole Information Page......some National fire info & air quality info is also available here.

Unfortunately, getting real-time and real specific info on fires and air quality is not like getting satellite photos & radar images that are updating automatically, all the time. So, my advice be patient and take some time to click around to gather the info you are most interested in. Like with most weather related stuff, there is rarely just one button you can push to get all the info you want.

Text submitted by meteorologist Jim Woodmencey
Photos by Jim Woodmencey

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