Liberty Fire Air Quality Summary Report August 13, 2017
Incident: Liberty Fire Wildfire
Air Quality Summary Report - Liberty and Rice Ridge Fires For: Sunday, August 13, 2017Air Resource Advisor: Andrea Holland
FIRE, WEATHER AND SMOKE SYNOPSIS
Weather and Fire Behavior Summary: Strong and shifting winds are expected today influencing fire behavior and generally pushing the fire to the east and northeast. Valley bottom winds will be considerably stronger than what we’ve been seeing the past several days. Fire activity is expected to pick up today which means more smoke production later this afternoon.
Air Quality Outlook (Smoke Related – PM2.5 only. Forecasts based on modeled smoke dispersion)
Sites with air quality monitors (based on an average of hourly PM2.5 values for a 24-hr period, midnight to midnight)Site: Arlee
Smoke Notes for Today: Moderate conditions most of today. Smoke levels tonight approaching Unhealthy.
Site: Seeley Lake
Smoke Notes for Today: Moderate to USG conditions this afternoon; smoke returning tonight approaching Unhealthy levels.
Yesterday: No Data
Smoke Notes for Today: Moderate to USG conditions for most of the day.
Site: Rainy Lake
Smoke Notes for Today: Moderate to Good conditions after noon today.
Disclaimer: Conditions may change quickly. These predictions are based on anticipated weather and fire activity.
USG – Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups
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