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Osceola National Forest Wildfires 2019

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National Forests in Florida
U.S. Forest Service
325 John Knox Road
Tallahassee, FL 32303

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Smoke Outlook June 9 and 10, 2019

Osceola National Forest Wildfires 2019 Wildfire
News – 6/9/2019

Smoke Outlook for 6/09 - 6/10

Osceola National Forest Wildfires 2019

Issued at: 2019-06-09 09:28 EDT

Wildfire

Lighting started a new wildfire yesterday outside of the Osceola National Forest boundary, and firefighters quickly responded to help state and local partners suppress the fire. This is a good example that conditions are still dry, and even with the recent rain showers fires can still impact roadways and communities. Fire personnel are still actively mopping up and securing the wildfires on the Osceola National Forest. Wildfire risk will remain present until significant rainfall happens across the area.

Smoke

Smoke should be light today unless a new wildfire starts. Cloud cover overnight should keep the formation of fog to a minimum, but it can’t be ruled out altogether. Hwy 250 through the forest may see an increase in smoke in localized areas near actively smoldering fires at night and in the earlymorning hours. Rain showers have kept the formation of smoke to a minimum during the day.

Roadway Safety

Smoke can be found at different levels throughout the day as temperature and wind influence the fires. Once spotted it is wise to reduce speeds and drive with caution. Any new fires in the area can quickly produce smoke that can impact roadways and disrupt traffic. Look for smoke ahead signs along roadways and be mindful of the message.

Daily AQI Forecast· for Jun 09, 2019

Comment for Today Sun, Jun 09 and Mon, Jun 10

Lake City and White Springs

No air quality impacts are expected today. Storms in the area should clean the airshed out.

Issued 2019-06-09 09:28 EDT by William Basye; william.basye@usda.gov


Air Quality Index (AQI) Actions to Protect Yourself

Good None

Moderate Unusually sensitive individuals should consider limiting prolonged or heavy exertion.

USG People within Sensitive Groups· should reduce prolonged or heavy outdoor exertion.

Unhealthy People within Sensitive Groups· should avoid all physical outdoor activity.

Very Unhealthy Everyone should avoid prolonged or heavy exertion.

Hazardous Everyone should avoid any outdoor activity.

·Disclaimer: This forecast is based on fine particulates only; ozone is not included. Forecasts may be wrong; use at own risk. Use caution as conditions can change quickly. See your health professional as needed. Smoke sensitive groups should take appropriate precautions.

Additional Links

Fire Information http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6372/
Fire Information Email http://osceolafireupdates@gmail.com

Issued by USFS Wildland Fire Air Quality Response Program www.wildlandfiresmoke.net Osceola
National Forest Updates tools.airfire.org/outlooks/OsceolaNationalForest

·Smoke and Health Info www.airnow.gov/index.cfm?action=smoke.index