Mendocino National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
825 N. Humboldt Ave.
Willows, CA 95988
There will now be two Smoke Outlooks to better represent impacted communities. The North-Central Coast Outlook is located here: https://wildlandfiresmoke.net/outlooks/NorthCentralCoast
The August Complex continues to actively burn across the western half of the fire, however fire activity has been moderated. Heavy smoke is allowing for cooler temperatures and higher moisture aiding suppression efforts.
High pressure continues to dominate the region. Smoke that is trapped in valleys will remain with widespread Unhealthy air. There could be breaks with improved air each afternoon, but smoke will quickly return by evening and remain poor through the next morning. Communities on the west half of the Sacramento Valley near canyons could see periods of Very Unhealthy air each morning/night.
To scour out smoke trapped in the valley, it will take a large storm system. There is no storm system forecast to allow for this at least through next Wednesday.