Saturday, September 27, 2014

Saturday, September 27, 2014 Smoke Summary for the King Fire

Yesterday:  The onset of cooler and wetter weather reduced emissions and overall smoke impacts in and adjacent to the fire area. Rain fell in varying amounts across the fire, further reducing smoke production.  Highest concentrations in smoke were seen in communities within drainages where smoke pooled overnight such as: Garden Valley, Folsom, Camino, and Roseville.
Today:  Good overnight humidity, cool temps and thunderstorms showers to continue to aid in the suppression efforts and reduce emissions.  Smoke impacts will be local to the fire area. Smoke concentrations will be highest in mountain canyons in the morning and disperse south along the front of the Sierra Nevada Mountains.
Tomorrow: High fuel moisture and continued cool temperatures with high humidity and cloud cover most of the day. Smoke should continue to pool locally in canyons and disperse in the afternoons. Locally, the highest impacts are forecast in the Garden Valley community.

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