Smoke Outlook
San Joaquin-Yosemite - Area (Creek Fire)
10/27 - 10/28
Issued: 2020-10-27 08:44 (PDT)
By: Amber Ortega (ARA), amber.ortega@usda.gov
Special Statement
For information on local air quality, see the links below.
Fire
Mono Winds pushed the fire back onto itself, allowing pockets of unburnt fuel to be consumed. These winds will continue throughout the day. Very active to extreme fire behavior is possible. Fire information can be found at: inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7147/
Mono Winds pushed the fire back onto itself, allowing pockets of unburnt fuel to be consumed. These winds will continue throughout the day. Very active to extreme fire behavior is possible. Fire information can be found at: inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7147/
Smoke
Yesterday, the eastern portion of the forecast area saw much needed relief from smoke and this will continue throughout the next two days. Mammoth Lakes, Bishop, and Lee Vining will see Good to Moderate conditions. Foothills locations on the west side of the fire will see Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups conditions, including Mariposa, Wawona, Ponderosa Basin, Oakhurst, and Millerton. Areas directly southwest of the fire perimeter will see Moderate to Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups conditions as a more terrain-driven wind pattern prevails by mid-to-late day on Tuesday. The remainder of the week will see diurnal upslope-down-valley winds developing and the potential for smoke accumulation.
Yesterday, the eastern portion of the forecast area saw much needed relief from smoke and this will continue throughout the next two days. Mammoth Lakes, Bishop, and Lee Vining will see Good to Moderate conditions. Foothills locations on the west side of the fire will see Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups conditions, including Mariposa, Wawona, Ponderosa Basin, Oakhurst, and Millerton. Areas directly southwest of the fire perimeter will see Moderate to Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups conditions as a more terrain-driven wind pattern prevails by mid-to-late day on Tuesday. The remainder of the week will see diurnal upslope-down-valley winds developing and the potential for smoke accumulation.
Bishop
Forecast For:
Tuesday
10/27/20
Overall AQI: Good
Wednesday
10/28/20
Overall AQI: Good
Good conditions today and tomorrow.
Recent Observations:
El Portal
Forecast For:
Tuesday
10/27/20
Overall AQI: Moderate
Wednesday
10/28/20
Overall AQI: Moderate
Good to Moderate conditions today and tomorrow.
Recent Observations:
Lee Vining
Forecast For:
Tuesday
10/27/20
Overall AQI: Good
Wednesday
10/28/20
Overall AQI: Good
Good conditions today and tomorrow.
Recent Observations:
Mammoth Lakes
Forecast For:
Tuesday
10/27/20
Overall AQI: Moderate
Wednesday
10/28/20
Overall AQI: Moderate
Good to Moderate conditions today and tomorrow.
Recent Observations:
Mariposa
Forecast For:
Tuesday
10/27/20
Overall AQI: Moderate
Wednesday
10/28/20
Overall AQI: Moderate
Good to Moderate conditions today and tomorrow.
Recent Observations:
Millerton
Forecast For:
Tuesday
10/27/20
Overall AQI: Moderate
Wednesday
10/28/20
Overall AQI: Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups
Moderate conditions today, intermittent USG possible.
Recent Observations:
North Fork
Forecast For:
Tuesday
10/27/20
Overall AQI: Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups
Wednesday
10/28/20
Overall AQI: Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups
USG conditions, afternoon peak to Unhealthy, evening relief.
Recent Observations:
Oakhurst
Forecast For:
Tuesday
10/27/20
Overall AQI: Moderate
Wednesday
10/28/20
Overall AQI: Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups
Moderate conditions today, intermittent USG possible.
Recent Observations:
Ponderosa Basin
Forecast For:
Tuesday
10/27/20
Overall AQI: Moderate
Wednesday
10/28/20
Overall AQI: Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups
Moderate conditions today, intermittent USG possible.
Recent Observations:
Prather
Forecast For:
Tuesday
10/27/20
Overall AQI: Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups
Wednesday
10/28/20
Overall AQI: Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups
USG conditions, afternoon peak to Unhealthy, evening relief.
Recent Observations:
Tuolumne Meadows
Forecast For:
Tuesday
10/27/20
Overall AQI: Good
Wednesday
10/28/20
Overall AQI: Good
Good conditions today and tomorrow.
Recent Observations:
Wawona
Forecast For:
Tuesday
10/27/20
Overall AQI: Moderate
Wednesday
10/28/20
Overall AQI: Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups
Moderate conditions today, intermittent USG possible.
Recent Observations:
Yosemite Village
Forecast For:
Tuesday
10/27/20
Overall AQI: Moderate
Wednesday
10/28/20
Overall AQI: Moderate
Good to Moderate conditions today and tomorrow.
Recent Observations:
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.
Issued by the US Interagency Wildland Fire Air Quality Response Program -- www.wildlandfiresmoke.net
San Joaquin-Yosemite Current Outlook -- fires.airfire.org/outlooks//SanJoaquin-Yosemite