Southcentral smoke forecast for August 24

Special Statement
The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation has issued an Air Quality Advisory in effect through Monday afternoon for the Susitna Valley, Kenai Peninsula, and now includes the Copper River Valley.

Fire

Southcentral Alaska is being impacted by the smoke from multiple wildfires in the surrounding area. A listing of activity for specific fires is available at: https://fire.ak.blm.gov/, AICC Situation Report.

Smoke
Susitna Valley: Air quality should remain Good to Moderate today but will decrease with the southerly wind shift Sunday. This impact may extend north of Talkeetna.

Anchorage Area: Smoke lingered for much of the day yesterday but moved out in the afternoon with the NW wind. Air quality should remain Moderate today but will decrease tomorrow as southerly winds push Swan Lake smoke north again.

Kenai Peninsula: Today and tonight the eastern side of the Peninsula will continue to be the most intensely impacted by smoke. This may improve a bit Sunday as the wind shifts to the south. The western side will see generally Moderate air quality today but tomorrow will see periods of decreasing air quality as the smoke moves north.

Health
If you begin to notice health effects from smoke, you are encouraged to follow the “actions to protect yourself” listed below.

About Alaska Division of Forestry

Alaska Division of Forestry website: http://forestry.alaska.gov/ Mission: The Alaska Division of Forestry proudly serves Alaskans through forest management and wildland fire protection. The Wildland Fire and Aviation Program provides safe, cost-effective and efficient fire protection services and related fire and aviation management activities to protect human life and values on State, private and municipal lands. The wildland fire program cooperates with other wildland fire agencies on a statewide, interagency basis.

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