King Fire Air Quality Summary
Incident: King Fire Wildfire
Wildfire Air Quality Summary for the King Fire
Friday, September 26, 2014
Prepared by: T.Johnson (NPS), C.Sams (USDA-FS) and A. Nick(USDA-FS)
Yesterday: The onset of cooler and wetter weather reduced emissions and overall smoke impacts in and adjacent to the fire area. Rain fell for 3 to 4 hours on the fire where 0.5 to 0.8 inches were metered at area RAWS. Regardless, hazy conditions were noted in the Reno and Truckee areas and impacts were measured as good to moderate.
Today: Good overnight humidity, cool temps and a chance of more rain showers with a chance of thunderstorms to continue to aid in the suppression efforts and reduce emissions. Most impacts should be local to the fire area. W to SW winds will serve to mix and scour any pooling smoke. Smoke concentrations will be highest in mountain canyons in the morning and disperse to the east in the afternoon hours.
Tomorrow: High fuel moisture and continued cool temperatures with high humidity and thunderstorms to persist. Smoke should continue to pool locally but will be scoured by west winds. Smoke impacts should continue to be local with very small chances of smoke impacting areas off-site with values of note.
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