Smoke Forecast Outlook/Air Quality Report 8-18
Incident: South Fork Fire Wildfire
Smoke: Smoke in Wawona & river basins nearby will be very dense through noon today. Expect conditions improve through the afternoon, smoke again returning after midnight. Light E transport winds keep Owens Valley clear with increasing impacts to the foothills. A layer of smoke aloft should be visible.
Fire: South Fork: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/state/5/0/ Butte: Full containment. Empire: Only light activity expected.
Other: Outflow from a thunderstorm yesterday pushed smoke to the west in the late afternoon, impacting Wawona and Yosemite West. High pressure today into the weekend, continued moderate levels of smoke production will keep hazy conditions over the foothills and nearby San Joaquin Valley. Note: AQ forecasts below reflect only particulate matter - not ozone. Stay tuned to the California Smoke Blog (link below) for more up-to-date information.