Monday, September 7, 2015

09/07/2015 Air Quality Forecast – NE Washington Regional Fires



Air Quality Forecast – NE Washington Regional Fires - Monday, September 7, 2015.
Prepared by:   Mark Fitch (mfitch@nps.gov) & Karen Dillman (kdillman@fs.fed.us)

Smoke Summary: Light downslope winds Monday turning to the SW in the afternoon. Inversion will cap smoke and minimize transport in the morning, lifting in the afternoon. A trend of warmer temperatures forecasted, with a slight chance of light scattered rain on Tuesday. Expect some elevated smoke levels in Republic from the north end of the North Star fire throughout the day.  Okanogan and Nespelem may see early morning impacts from local fires.
Site
Air Quality
Comments
September 6
Sunday
September 7
Monday
September 8
Tuesday
Spokane Metro
Good
Good
Good
Davenport
Good
Good
Good
Colville
Good
Good
Good
Kettle Falls
Good
Good
Good
Wellpinit
Good
Good
Good
Inchelium
Good
Good
Good
Omak
Good
Good
Good
Orient
Moderate
Moderate
Moderate
Morning smoke settling in communities due to night inversions, clearing in afternoons.
Republic
USG
USG
Moderate
Tonasket
Moderate
Moderate
Moderate
Nespelem
Moderate
Moderate
Moderate
Disclaimer: Conditions may change quickly. These predictions are based on anticipated weather and fire activity.  The air quality outlook is based on data from automated instruments that have not been subjected to a quality assurance review. AQI’s estimated for sites with air monitors.

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