Smoke outlook for 7/11-12: Heavy smoke impacts Yukon and Tanana Valleys; Juneau

Map showing fires and air quality levels for July 11-12, 2019.

Map showing fires and air quality levels for July 11-12, 2019.

Heavy smoke will impact the Yukon and Tanana valleys including the Fairbanks area and will return to Juneau this afternoon, according to air quality advisors working at the Alaska Interagency Coordination Center.

Fire

Central/Eastern Interior: Ridgetop winds will be from the west today. Trend toward cooler temperatures continues.

Southcentral:  A southerly breeze continues today bringing higher humidity, lower temperatures and reduced fire activity on Swan Lake fire.

Smoke

Central/Eastern Interior:  Heavy smoke impacts across the entire interior. Unhealthy impacts from McGrath east to Nenana through Fairbanks area to Deltana. Also unhealthy in numerous areas downwind of fires in the upper Yukon.

Southcentral: Marine air will continue to push smoke north. This should continue to spell relief for areas south of the fire.

Southeast: Heavier smoke should return to Juneau by afternoon.

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

Download entire air quality outlook here: 7-11 final (1)

Air quality graphic showing the various levels for July 11-12.

Air quality graphic showing the various levels for July 11-12.

 

 



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