Friday, July 17, 2015

Washington Wildfire Outlook - 18 - 20 July 2015 (fwd)

See any smoke?

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Nope! Neither do I.

A generally clear day over Washington, northern Oregon, and southwestern
British Columbia. Although there are numerous fires across southern British
Columbia, they are not emitting sufficient smoke today to be obvious. Air
quality at Washington PM2.5 monitors is good.

However, the forecast is for hot, dry weather which will likely increase fire
activity and produce more smoke. Although winds over the weekend will
increase, especially over southern British Columbia, they generally will be
westerly to southwesterly and should keep any smoke from coming south into
Whatcom or Okanogen counties.

Clint Bowman
Air Quality Modeler
Department of Ecology

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