Monday, September 24, 2012

9/24/12 1330 Experimental Smoke Dispersion Forecasts Now Available

Starting today (September 24, 2012), a daily report summarizing predictions of smoke impacts for eastern Washington from the BlueSky Framework, an experimental smoke dispersion modeling system, will be posted on the WAsmoke blog. The predictions are for informational purposes only because many approximations are used which leads to a high degree of uncertainty in the results.

The image below is an example of output from the BlueSky Framework and depicts predicted smoke impacts from the Washington fires at 4PM PDT today, September 24. The colors do NOT correspond to the Washington Air Quality Advisory values. Rather, greens indicate low smoke concentrations, yellow and orange are moderate concentrations, and red and purple are high concentrations. A full report can be found at the  Experimental Smoke Model Predictions link on this page under "OTHER RESOURCES."

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