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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 13 and 14, 2019

Osceola National Forest Wildfires 2019 Wildfire
News – 6/13/2019

Smoke Outlook for 6/13 - 6/14

Osceola National Forest Wildfires 2019

Issued at: 2019-06-13 08:37 EDT

Wildfire

Wildfires are currently being monitored, and any hotspots are being mopped up as firefighters find them. The last seven days of rain showers have slowed any movement and have given firefighters the upper hand at suppressing and controlling the fires. Helicopters are being used to fly reconnaissance flights to detect any movement on current fires, and located any new starts across the forest.

Smoke

Smoke production has been little to none the last few days with the abundant rain showers across the forest. As the weather changes to more of a high-pressure system and drier conditions come about smoke may start to pop back up. No significant smoke impacts are expected today unless a new wildfire starts in the area.

Weather

Abundant lightning has been observed across the forest in the last few days. Depending on the location, rain may or may not have accompanied the lightning. As the weather dries out and warmer temperatures move back into the area, conditions will start to return to a point where wildfires from the lightning may be detected. Warmer and drier conditions are expected through the weekend. Daily AQI Forecast · for Jun 13, 2019


Comment for Today Thu, Jun 13 6/13 6/14

White Springs and Lake City No smoke impacts expected today.

Issued 2019-06-13 08:37 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

Wildfire information http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6372/ Osceola National Forest Wildfires 2019 Email Address 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