Thick smoke that was transported from fires in Arizona covered western Kansas for much of Tuesday, June 7, 2011. Visibilities dropped to around 3 to 4 miles and there was a heavy odor of burning pine. Despite the thick covering, temperatures at the surface still managed to reach 100 degrees and a little hotter at many locations.
The following image shows heavy, thick smoke (the white) covering eastern Colorado and western Kansas during the mid-morning hours.
Looking SW from the Dodge City National Weather Service office during the afternoon when the visibility was down to 4 miles and the temperature had risen to 100.
Another view looking southwest
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