Friday, September 26, 2014

Friday, September 26, 2014 King Fire Smoke Summary

Yesterday:  The onset of cooler and wetter weather reduced emissions and overall smoke impacts in and adjacent to the fire area. Rain fell for 3 to 4 hours on the fire where 0.5 to 0.8 inches were metered at area RAWS. Regardless, hazy conditions were noted in the Reno and Truckee areas and impacts were measured as good to moderate, and unhealthy readings were measured in Pollock Pines early yesterday.
Today:  Good overnight humidity, cool temps and a chance of more rain showers with a chance of thunderstorms to continue to aid in the suppression efforts and reduce emissions. Most impacts should be local to the fire area. W to SW winds will serve to mix and scour any pooling smoke. Smoke concentrations will be highest in mountain canyons in the morning and disperse to the east in the afternoon hours.
Tomorrow: High fuel moisture and continued cool temperatures with high humidity and thunderstorms to persist. Smoke should continue to pool locally but will be scoured by west winds. Locally, the highest impacts are forecast in the Pollock Pines community.

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