Social media and technology make Twitter a place to find all kinds of maps about wildfires, including the 416 Fire north and west of Durango.
Satellite weather models, GIFs, overlays are tools professionals and casual map-makers use to show how thick the smoke is, how far it is traveling and the fire’s footpring.
Here are some tweets from various sources:
The #416fire continues to grow. It has almost doubled in size in the past 24 hours. More evacuations have been ordered, but no structures have been lost yet. @denverpost #durango https://t.co/GHnpFroxiG pic.twitter.com/1CLwKohiUR— DigitalGlobe (@DigitalGlobe) June 10, 2018
Here is the radar loop showing the smoke plumes from the #416Fire and the #BurroFire in SW #COwx. Much higher reflectivity values seen over the #416Fire. This may be indicative of #pyrocumulus clouds forming due to rising heat and instability over the fire. pic.twitter.com/ICkZ4tokNB— NWS Grand Junction (@NWSGJT) June 9, 2018
Latest perimeter for #416Fire and #BurroFire. For wind data, click black dot in white circle. Then Click “NWS link”. Google + GIS map link: https://t.co/5WNZnq1PyP #COFire #SanJuanNF #geospatial pic.twitter.com/eJGr3G0dR9— Joseph Elfelt (@MappingSupport) June 10, 2018
The incredible work done by fire crews on the #416Fire will have to continue through early this week with dry and breezy conditions. However, more moisture moves in late week & weekend and that should be a huge help. #cowx pic.twitter.com/TwpVqCWpag— Mark Ronchetti (@KRQEMark) June 10, 2018
Satellite at 3 pm: You can see a thin veil of high clouds pass over the #BurroFire (green plume on left) and #416Fire (green plume on right) and the smoke shifting direction from NE to E. This looks like trough passage. #Fires exhibiting more activity as seen on satellite. #COwx pic.twitter.com/mKXP8zavWa— NWS Grand Junction (@NWSGJT) June 10, 2018