Smoke Forecast/Air Quality Report 8-22-17
Incident: South Fork Fire Wildfire
Smoke: Smoke in Wawona & nearby areas will again be
dense through noon today, improving through the
afternoon. Night and early morning smoke impacts in some
foothill locations of Tuolumne, Mariposa and Madera
Counties, improving before noon. No smoke impacts
Bridgeport south past Mammoth, except as influenced by
thunderstorm outflow winds.
Fire: South Fork: 3820 acres, 17% contained. Clouds over
the area are moderating fire behavior while erratic outflow
winds from thunderstorms may increase activity.
https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/state/5/0/ Butte: Full containment.
Empire: Monitor status, only light activity expected.
Other: Dense smoke for short periods can aggravate
symptoms for sensitive persons without changing 24-hr AQI
levels. Afternoon thunderstorms again today. Outflow
winds from these can push smoke into new areas for a
couple hours at times as well as increase fire behavior and
smoke production. Note: AQ forecasts below reflect only
particulate matter - not ozone.