Monday, June 26, 2017

6/26/17 Smoke Blog Update


We’re back for the 2017 Wildfire Season.  We’ve already had a few fast moving fires in Central WA over the past week and the forecast today http://www.youtube.com/NWSSpokane  looks like high potential for rapid fire growth if we get any new ignitions. May see some localized dust issues with high winds forecasted in front of these fast moving weather systems. High wildfire potential in areas with numerous lightning strikes, high winds and fine fuels like sage shrub steppe and the Eastern WA landscape. Please be sure to stay tuned to local emergency management and watch the local news for updates on any new fires.  These fires don’t typically cause widespread and long lasting smoke events but can move fast and cause localized evacuations and visibility issues on roads as well as localized health impacts from blowing dust and smoke.

Remember stay safe over the 4th of July weekend and follow all local fire safety burn bans and firework regulations.

Today’s Modis Satellite Image (11am) No visible smoke plumes but lots of active weather.



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