Smoke Outlook September 12, 2017
Incident: Lolo Peak Fire Wildfire
Smoke: Westerly winds will continue today ranging from 7-10 mph with gusts up to 15 mph in the afternoon and evening. Inversion should break late morning to early afternoon allowing any settled smoke to ventilate. Areas directly downwind from fires will be most impacted.Potential for Thunderstorms bring the possibility of erratic outflow winds.
Fire: Single tree torching, group torching, flanking,backing and short uphill runs are all possible today. Withthunderstorm development expected this afternoon,erratic outflow winds are possible.
Other: Westerly flow has pushed the dry air mass that wasover the region to the east. This brings a slow increase inmoisture. Thunderstorms are possible this evening. A largecool air mass is evolving and approaching from the north.This system will bring increasingly likely chances of rainand snow late this week. Current predictions ofprecipitation amount for this system are estimated atapproximately half an inch. Lolo monitor is havingdifficulty. Working on replacement. Forecast assumed to besimilar to Florence.