Monday, July 20, 2015

Washington Wildfire Outlook - 20 - 24 July 2015

Cooler temperatures and higher humidities are helping to slow wildfire
growth in Washington and decreasing the smoke from surrounding
contributing areas. Although a series of troughs will move through the
Northwest this week, the potential for lightning looks low and there
should be few, if any, new starts.

However, we're not finished with the wildfire season yet. The three month
outlook (August, September, October) from the climate prediction center
has a higher probability of below normal precipitation and above normal
temperatures.

Expect a brief update on Friday the 24th to cover next weekend--I expect
it to be a copy of this outlook.

Clint Bowman
Air Quality Modeler
Department of Ecology

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