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Can the western U.S. beat the heat? Not according to this week’s forecasts, which means Wyoming will remain hot and wildfires will keep burning. For most of the summer, the word in the western and northwestern U.S. has been heated. Wyoming and several other states continue to struggle with record-breaking heat and severe drought conditions.…

The Bighorn Basin is under an Air Quality Alert until Tuesday afternoon due to persistent wildfire smoke in the air above western and central Wyoming. The National Weather Service Office in Riverton has issued an Air Quality Alert for western and central Wyoming. Issued at 11:52 a.m. Monday morning, the alert will remain in effect…

Thanks to a combination of large wildfires in Idaho and Oregon, the Bighorn Basin is likely to be covered in a dense smoke plume for the discernible future. The skies of the Bighorn Basin continue to be hazy and full of smoke. With only one minor wildfire in Wyoming, it means the smoke is blowing…

Several factors are contributing to the hazardous atmosphere surrounding Cody, which means residents need to be extra careful to stay safe and avoid wildfires. The National Weather Service (N.W.S) has two Hazardous Weather Outlooks in effect for Cody and northwest Wyoming on Friday, July 9. Normal summer conditions mix with abnormal phenomena in the current…

The Robertson Draw Fire in Custer Gallatin National Forest is over 20,000 acres and 0% contained, and the smoke is making the skies of Cody hazy and hazardous. Efforts to fight the ongoing Robertson Draw Fire continue. In three days since it was first reported, the wildfire has consumed 20,000 acres, and the results of…

By MATTHEW BROWN Associated Press BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Wildfire smoke accounted for up to half of all health-damaging small particle air pollution in the western U.S. in recent years as warming temperatures fueled more destructive blazes, according to a study released Monday. Even as pollution emissions declined from other sources including vehicle exhaust and…

An Air Quality Alert has been issued due to smoke from the nation’s widespread wildfires. According to the National Weather Service in Riverton, smoke is readily visible covering much of central and western Wyoming. It is limiting visibility in some areas to the point of concern. In response, the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality, Air…

Was that smoke coming from Southfork earlier this week? Yes. Shonshone National Forest fire and fuels crews were burning some slash piles between Legg Creek and Cabin Creek in the corridor of the South Fork of the Shoshone River. Kristie Salvmann, Public Information Officer for the Forest, explains that this is a fairly safe practice…


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