Today we drove from Billings to Great Falls.
The sky was nasty all day. In some places, we could even smell the smoke. I thought a couple of times that I could see ash falling.
The fires are to the west of us a ways. The closest is in the mountains about 80 miles away. However if it were a clear day, we might be able to see the smoke in the distance.
We had another day early last week in the Black Hills where the smoke was just about as bad. I’m using one of my photos from that day as this week’s Photo Hunters entry.
There is supposed to be a chance of rain in some areas in the next day or so. It would be great if all of that rain went where it is needed the most to douse those fires — so long as it isn’t accompanied by too much lightning, one of the major causes of the wild fires out here.
A lost Exit78 post, recovered from Internet Archive WayBackMachine; March 2011