Central Washington Smoke Report - September 17, 2017
Incident: Jolly Mountain Fire Wildfire
Smoke: Widespread haze and smoke will continue through Sunday. Heavier concentrations will occur in areas near active fire perimeters. Expect overnight smoke to settle in valley bottoms creating pockets of higher levels of PM 2.5.
Fire: The Jolly Mountain fire is currently burning in the Yakima River basin on the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, north of Cle Elum, WA. The current fire size is 36,808 acres an increase of 2,586 acres Moderate fire behavior with torching and backing. The Uno Peak fire is currently burning north of Lake Chelan with a current size of 8,726 acres an increase of 0 acres. Minimal fire behavior with isolated torching, flanking and backing. The Norse Peak fire is burning northwest of Yakima. The current size is 52,502 acres an increase of 0 acres. Moderate fire behavior with group torching, backing and creeping.
Other: A moist weather system is working it's way into the Pacific Northwest. Precipitation on all fire areas is expected late Sunday evening. This may initially create heavier pockets of smoke, but will ultimately reduce the amount of smoke produced from wildfires.