Central Washington Smoke Report - September 13, 2017
Incident: Jolly Mountain Fire Wildfire
Smoke: Winds associated with the storm front have done
a good job of clearing smoke out of the communities.
Expect improving air quality conditions as winds will
continue through the day. There is a possibility in river
drainages that smoke will accumulate during the night time
Fire: The Jolly Mountain fire is currently burning north of
Cle Elum, WA. The current fire size is 32,509 acres an
increase of 1,789 acres. Active fire behavior with heavy
concentrations of dead and down fuels and thick
understory brush. The Uno Peak fire is currently burning
north of Lake Chelan with a current size of 7,879 acres an
increase of 543 acres. Active fire behavior. The Norse Peak
fire is burning northwest of Yakima. The current size is
52,502 acres an increase of 340 acres. Active fire behavior.
Heavy fuel loading is contributing to fire growth.
Other: Transitioning to cooler temperatures and breezy
conditions over the next few days should improve the
quality of the air due to smoke from wildfires. Longer term
weather forecasts indicate that the unsettled weather will
continue into the weekend, providing better air quality