Smoke Outlook for 6/11 - 6/12
Osceola National Forest Wildfires 2019
Issued at: 2019-06-11 09:45 EDT
Wildfires are quickly being mopped up and contained.
Firefighters are staying vigilant for new wildfires that may start
in the area during the dry conditions. Any new wildfires that
start can quickly cause roadway impacts due to smoke and
reduced visibility. Watch for fire equipment on the roadways
and reduce speeds when appropriate.
Smoke impacts from the Osceola National Forest wildfires are
little to none due to the hard work and diligence of the
firefighters on the ground. Smoke from outside of the area can
travel great lengths and settle overnight. Smoke can be seen
moving into the area from small wildfires and seasonal burning
to the south/southwest of the area. Impacts are light, but may
cause air quality to be in the moderate range at times.
Thunderstorms the last few day have brought a little
precipitation to the area, but not enough to end the fire
season. Fog formation in the early morning is starting to
happen around areas with standing water and depressions in
the landscape. Use cation when driving in areas with fog.
Afternoon thunderstorms could bring lightning to the area,
which may start new wildfires. Watch for responding
emergency equipment on roadways.