Smoke outlook for 7-14/15: smoke expected as fuels dry and fire intensity increases in Interior; little smoke expected in Southcentral or Southeast Alaska

Alaska North:

Graphic map showing expected smoke levels in Interior Alaska

Fire

Cooler temperatures and recent rain have slowed fire growth. As temperatures warm and fuels dry, fires are expected to pick back up.

Smoke

Rain brought some needed relief from dense smoke that had accumulated throughout last week. New smoke production is expected to be reduced until warmer, drier weather causes fire intensity to increase again.

Graphic showing air quality and forecast for Interior Alaska July 14 and 15

Alaska South Swan Lake Fire Area:

Graphic map showing expected smoke levels in Southcentral Alaska and Swan Lake Fire area

Fire

Swan Lake fire is approximately 101,000 acres and is 25% contained. The fire has been smoldering and creeping on the east flank around isolated pockets of heat. The rest of the fire remains fairly inactive. Lower temperatures and increased RH values have reduced fire activity. This trend is expected to continue for the next couple days.

Smoke

Light southeast winds are expected this afternoon, Cooper Landing and Sterling could see light smoke impacts.

Graphic showing air quality and forecast for Southcentral Alaska and Swan Lake Fire area July 14 and 15

Southeast

Juneau should not see any smoke impacts today.



Categories: AK Fire Info

%d bloggers like this: