Friday, July 10, 2015

Washington Smoke Forecast for 11 – 13 July 2015

The precipitation predicted for this weekend will do little to suppress
the wildfires burning in Washington or Oregon. There may be some decrease
in wildfire smoke production in Idaho and British Columbia beginning
Saturday afternoon. Rain expected along the Oregon Cascades and on across
northeastern Oregon and into the southern Idaho Panhandle on Sunday should
reduce smoke production from fires located in those regions. Rain will
increase in the Cascades of Oregon and Washington as well as the Olympics
of Washington on Monday. This rain should help suppress the small fires on
Mt Adams and reduce the possibility of smoke continuing to affect the
areas just east of the Washington Cascades.

The biggest relief from smoke in Washington this weekend will come from
the south to southwest winds that, beginning on Saturday, will scrub smoke
from most locations in Washington.

Clint Bowman
Air Quality Modeler
Department of Ecology

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