Okanogan/Wenatchee National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
Wenatchee, WA 98801
Smoke Forecast Outlook issued September 12, 2017
Smoke: The day will start with smoke settling in the valleys due to lack of air movement in the atmosphere. Air quality should improve later this evening as a storm front moves into the area. Through the remainder of the week a continual improvement in air quality is expected.
Fire: The Jolly Mountain fire is at 30,720 acres an increase of 1,288 acres. Active backing fire behavior with torching and short uphill runs. The Norse Peak fire is at 52,162 acres an increase of 2,165 acres. Fire behavior was moderate with single tree torching, backing and creeping.The Uno Peak fire is at 7,336 an increase of 100 acres.Moderate fire behavior with single tree torching backing and creeping was observed.
Other: One more day of inverted temperatures and smoke trapped below the inversion. With approaching frontal system, smoke should be begin to dissipate.