Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Got Smoke?

There is a bit of smoke out there as you may have noticed.  Where is it coming from?  The bulk of it is coming out of Arizona.  The Wallow fire is estimated at 389,000 acres and is 0% contained.  While the smoke is a nuisance for most if us, it's more than a nuisance for the people in the area affected by the fire.  With the winds blowing like they have been, it may be a long time before they can get a handle on this thing.  There are also other fires in Arizona, New Mexico and Colorado adding to the decline in air quality.  
While the record snowpack and flooding is taking place in more northern areas, the south and west is dry as can be.  Let's pray that this thing can be controlled before towns are affected and let's hope we all get rain this summer.....after the flooding recedes.  Mother Nature is wicked isn't she?

(Photo: Reuters/Joshua Lott)


  1. Ah dude its bad here too... Its pretty sad when you are wishing for wind just so ya can spot a fish..

  2. holy smokes.

    *face palm* sorry.

    That satellite image is crazy-- I had no idea.

  3. I just hate to see these fires. Every year I hold my breath waiting for the next big one in Colorado because everyone knows it's coming.

  4. If only mother nature could find a happy medium...too much water across half the country and extreme drought elsewhere. Hope they get it under control before it affects too many folks.