- Mar 1, 2015
Does anyone have any tips for predicting how much haze/smoke there will be in a given area, from wildfires either in that area or even in different states? Are there any resources similar to weather forecast sites that help you guess how good the visibility will be? I am hoping to do my big backpacking trip of the year either next week or the week after (whichever has better weather/conditions), but I will cancel/postpone if the air quality is poor enough to ruin the views. The problem is, I have no idea how to look that up! I've planned two separate trips, each a long drive in the opposite direction from where I live (one in SW CO and one in the Winds), with the hope that the weather and air quality will be favorable in one of the two locations even if it's bad in the other. I would prefer to go next week but could push it back a week, so I'm also flexible with my dates as well. If anyone has any insight into which of these locations will probably be less smoky, or if anyone has any tips to figure this out, please let me know!