Smoke Outlook for 7/10-7/11: Many places cleaning out today – except for Tanana Valley

7-10 Smoke-1Heavy smoke impacts in Kenai Peninsula, Yukon and Tanana Valleys including Fairbanks and southern Kenai areas, according to air quality advisors working at the Alaska Interagency Coordination Center.

Fire

Central/Eastern Interior: Ridgetop winds will be from the west today. Heavy smoke is slowing fire activity somewhat.

Southcentral: Southwest breeze continues today bringing higher humidity, lower temperatures and reduced fire activity on Swan Lake fire expected as was seen yesterday. Cooling continues into Thursday.

Smoke

Central/Eastern Interior: Heavy smoke impacts across the entire interior. Conditions will not improve with the wind switch due the number of fires across the area – except for the far western interior.

Southcentral: Winds will a see a southerly component today which should help push smoke into the Anchorage bowl and up the Mat-Su valley. This should spell some relief for areas south of the fire.

Southeast: Smoke should get pushed west of Juneau and out to sea for one more day. SOUTHWEST: Smoke continues to thin today in west.

Click on link 7-10 Smoke for PDF version of air quality forecast.

For additional information:

Alaska DEC Air Quality Advisories — http://dec.alaska.gov/Applications/Air/airtoolsweb/Advisories/

Fairbanks North Star Borough, Air Quality Division http://co.fairbanks.ak.us/transportation/Pages/Air-Quality.aspx

Anchorage Municipal Air Quality Program http://www.muni.org/departments/health/admin/environment/airq/Pages/default.aspx

Alaska Division of Public Health http://dhss.alaska.gov/dph/Epi/eph/Pages/wildfire/default.aspx

Air quality chart for July 9-10.

Air quality chart for July 9-10.



Categories: AK Fire Info

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